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Bilberry

Brand Name: airelle, black whortles, burren myrtle, dyeberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, myrtilli fructus, trackleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, whortleberry, wineberry

Generic Name: Bilberry

Drug Class: Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat, Herbals

What Is Bilberry and How Does It Work?

Bilberry suggested uses include for chest pain (angina), hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), circulatory problems, degenerative retinal conditions, diarrhea, mouth/throat inflammation (topical), retinopathy, and varicose veins.

Clinical studies show bilberry is effective for diarrhea and retinopathy.

Bilberry is available under the following different brand and other names: airelle, black whortles, burren myrtle, dyeberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, myrtilli fructus, trackleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, whortleberry, and wineberry.

Dosages of Bilberry:

Suggested Dosing

Dried Ripe Berries

  • 20-60 g/day orally

Extract

  • 20-60 g/day orally

Tea

  • 1 cup orally; 1 g dried leaf/150 ml water

Topical

  • Apply 10% decoction topically as needed; dried berries boiled in water for decoction

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bilberry?

Common side effects of Bilberry include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Bilberry?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Bilberry has no known severe interactions with other drugs.

Bilberry has no known serious interactions with other drugs.

Bilberry has no known moderate interactions with other drugs.

Bilberry has no known mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Bilberry?

Warnings

This medication contains bilberry. Do not take airelle, black whortles, burren myrtle, dyeberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, myrtilli fructus, trackleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, whortleberry, and wineberry if you are allergic to bilberry or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • None reported

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bilberry?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Bilberry?"

Cautions

  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about use of bilberry during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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References
Medscape. Bilberry.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/airelle-black-whortles-bilberry-344506
RxList. Bilberry.
https://www.rxlist.com/bilberry-page2/supplements.htm
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