Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
Licorice blocks the metabolism of prostaglandins E and F2 alpha and may accelerate peptic ulcer healing. Licorice root also has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, laxative and soothing properties.
Improved symptoms of dyspepsia.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown.
Use Cautiously in:
CNS: headache, lethargy
CV: arrhythmias, hypertension
Endo: pseudohyperaldosteronism, hyperparathyroidism, decreased serum testosterone
F and E: hypokalemia, sodium and water retention
GI: nausea, vomiting
GU: acute renal failure
MS: muscle weakness
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
PO (Adults) Dyspepsia–1 mL three times daily (Iberogast – combination product with other herbs) for 4 weeks.
Lab Test Considerations:
Monitor 17–hydroxyprogesterone concentrations, electrolytes, LDH, lipid profile, liver function tests, plasma renin, renal function test, and testosterone periodically during therapy.
Reduction in dyspepsia.
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