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Gotu Kola

Brand Name: brahmabuti, Centella asiatica, hydrocotyle, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, madescassol, marsh penny, talepetrako, thick-leaved pennywort, white rot

Generic Name: Gotu Kola

Drug Class: Dermatology, Herbals; Neurology and Psychiatry, Herbals

What Is Gotu Kola and How Does It Work?

Gotu kola suggested uses include for abdominal disorders, aphrodisiac, common cold/flu, fatigue, memory enhancer, varicose veins, and venous insufficiency

Gotu kola topical suggested uses include hypertrophic scarring, psoriasis, and wound healing.

Gotu kola is possibly effective for the listed uses.

Gotu kola is available under the following different brand and other names: brahmabuti, Centella asiatica, hydrocotyle, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, madescassol, marsh penny, talepetrako, thick-leaved pennywort, and white rot.

Dosages of Gotu Kola

Suggested Dosing

Extract

60mg orally two to three times daily

Dried leaves

600 mg orally three times daily

Tea

1 cup orally three times daily; 600 mg dried leaves/150 ml water

Other Information

Topical: apply 1% cream daily

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See “Suggested Dosing”

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Gotu Kola?

Side effects of gotu kola include:

Serious side effects of gotu kola include:

Signs of liver problems:

 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 Gotu Kola?

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.

  • Gotu kola has no known severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Gotu kola has no known serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Gotu kola has moderate interactions with at least 28 different drugs.
  • Gotu kola has mild interactions with at least 25 different drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. 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 the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Gotu Kola?

Warnings

 This medication contains gotu kola. Do not use brahmabuti, Centella asiatica, hydrocotyle, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, madescassol, marsh penny, talepetrako, thick-leaved pennywort, or white rot if you are allergic to gotu kola 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 Gotu Kola?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Gotu Kola?"

Cautions

Concurrent sedative agents, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia

Pregnancy and Lactation

Avoid use of gotu kola during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

References
SOURCE:
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/brahmabuti-centella-asiatica-gotu-kola-344500
https://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-gotu_kola/article_em.htm#sideeffects
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