Polypody

Reviewed on 9/16/2021

What Is Polypody Used For and How Does it Work?

Polypody suggested uses include liver ailments, inflammation of the tissues around the lungs (pleurisy), worms, as a laxative, as an appetite stimulant, bronchitis, and dry irritable coughs.

Polypody is used in European herbal medicine for the treatment of hepatitis, indigestion, and loss of appetite.

Polypody is available under the following different brand names: female fern, Polypodium vulgare, rock brake, sweet fern, and wood licorice.

What Are the Dosages of Polypody?

Dosages of Polypody:

  • Follow manufacturer's protocol

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • Follow manufacturer's protocol

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Polypody?

Common side effects of Polypody 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 Polypody?

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.

  • Polypody has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Polypody has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Polypody has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Polypody has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Polypody?

Warnings

  • This medication contains polypody. Do not take female fern, Polypodium vulgare, rock brake, sweet fern, or wood licorice if you are allergic to polypody or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Contraindications

  • N/A

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

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

Long-Term Effects

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

Cautions

  • N/A

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Avoid the use of polypody during pregnancy. There is no information available regarding the use of polypody while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/female-fern-polypodium-vulgare-polypody-999512

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