- What other names is Uzara known by?
- What is Uzara?
- How does Uzara work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Uzara.
Uzarae Radix, Xysmalobium undulatum.
Uzara is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
People take uzara for diarrhea.
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- Other conditions.
Uzara contains ingredients that might slow the movement of the contents of the intestines.
Uzara might be safe when used by mouth for a short time, but the side effects are unknown. Diarrhea lasting for more than a couple of days should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.
Uzara is UNSAFE when used by injection and has caused death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of uzara during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart disease: Don't use uzara if you have a heart condition. It contains chemicals that could make your condition worse or interfere with your treatment.
Low potassium levels: Low potassium levels threaten the health of your heart. Using uzara can drive your potassium levels even lower and raise the risk of heart damage.
Digoxin (Lanoxin)Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Uzara also seems to affect the heart. Taking uzara along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take uzara if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
Antibiotics (Macrolide antibiotics)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Uzara can affect the heart. Some antibiotics might increase how much uzara the body absorbs. Increasing how much uzara the body absorbs might increase the effects and side effects of uzara.
Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Taking tetracycline antibiotics along with uzara might increase the chance of side effects from uzara.
QuinineInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Uzara can affect the heart. Quinine can also affect the heart. Taking quinine along with uzara might cause serious heart problems.
Stimulant laxativesInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Uzara can affect the heart. The heart uses potassium. Laxatives called stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the chance of side effects from uzara.
Water pills (Diuretic drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Uzara might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from uzara.
The appropriate dose of uzara 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 uzara. 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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