Dong Quai

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Angelica sinensis
  • INDICATIONS: Menopausal symptoms, PMS, menstrual disorders, anemia, constipation, insomnia, rheumatism, neuralgia, hypertension, hypopigmentation, psoriasis
  • SYNONYM: Umbelliferae; Apioideae
  • CLASS: Immunomodulator, Phytoestrogen
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Acetaminophen, Bexarotene, Demeclocycline, Gemifloxacin

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Some recent research has questioned the efficacy of Dong Quai, and also suggested that it may be a potential carcinogen.

Our database has 8 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
HEMATOLOGIC
OTHER


Page last updated 11/27/2014

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric