- What other names is Phlorizin known by?
- What is Phlorizin?
- How does Phlorizin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Phlorizin.
1-[2,4-Dihydroxy-6-[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxyphenyl]-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propan-1-one, 1-[2-(Beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-4,6-dihydroxyphenyl]-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-propanone, Floridzin, Phloretin-2'-O-glucoside, Phloridzin, Phlorizoside, Phlorrhizin.
Phlorizin is a substance found in some fruit trees, such as the bark of apple trees. It is used to make medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Other conditions.
It isn't known if phlorizin is safe. It might cause blood sugar levels to drop too low. It might also cause people to feel very hungry.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of phlorizin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Phlorizin might lower blood sugar. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using phlorizin at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Phlorizin might lower blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking phlorizin along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
The appropriate dose of phlorizin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for phlorizin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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