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Lily of the Valley

Brand Name: Convallaria majalis, Jacob's Ladder, May Bells, May Lily

Generic Name: Lily of the Valley

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals

What Is Lily of the Valley Used For?

Lily of the Valley suggested uses include circulatory disorders, heart palpitations, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure (CHF), cardiac edema, cardiac asthma, kidney and bladder stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI).

Lily of the Valley contains cardiac glycosides similar to those in digitalis.

Lily of the Valley is available under the following different brand and other names: Convallaria majalis, Jacob's Ladder, May Bells, and May Lily.

Dosages of Lily of the Valley:

Suggested Dosing

Cardiac Glycosides

  • Insufficient reliable evidence available for effectiveness
  • 600 mg/day orally, average amount
  • Tincture: 6 g/day divided three times daily orally
  • Liquid extract: 600 mg/day divided three times daily orally
  • Dried extract: 150 mg/day orally

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lily of the Valley (Klonopin)?

Side effects associated with use of Lily of the Valley, include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Headache
  • Decreased consciousness and responsiveness
  • Visual color disturbances

This document does not contain all possible common side effects and other side effects may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects of this drug.

What Other Drugs Interact with Lily of the Valley (Klonopin)?

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.

Severe Interactions of lily of the valley include:

  • None

Serious Interactions of lily of the valley include:

Moderate interactions of Lily of the Valley include:

Lily of the Valley has mild interactions with at least 23 different 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 health information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Lily of the Valley?

Warnings

  • This medication contains lily of the valley. Do not take Convallaria majalis, Jacob's Ladder, May Bells, or May Lily if you are allergic to lily of the valley 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

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • Use only under qualified supervision: lily of the valley is potentially fatal if overdosed.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lily of the Valley?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lily of the Valley?”

Cautions

  • Use only under qualified supervision: potentially fatal if overdosed.
  • Taking more than recommended dose may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, stupor, disorders of color perception, and irregular heartbeat.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Avoid use of lily of the valley during pregnancy.
  • There is no information on use of lily of the valley while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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References
SOURCE:
Medscape. Lily of the Valley.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/convallaria-majalis-jacobs-ladder-lily-of-the-valley-344433
RxList. Lily of the Valley.
https://www.rxlist.com/lily-of-the-valley-page2/supplements.htm
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