Devil's Claw

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Harpagophytum procumbens; Harpagophytum zeyheri
  • INDICATIONS: Oral: anorexia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, GI disorders, fibromyalgia, loss of appetite, headache, fever, high cholesterol, menstrual complaints, liver and gallbladder problems. Topical: rash, ulcers.
  • SYNONYM: Pedaliaceae
  • CLASS: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory
  • HALF-LIFE: 3–6 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Anesthetics, Antacids, Antiarrhythmics, Anticoagulants, Aspirin, Beta blockers, Histamine H2- antagonists, Hypoglycemics, NSAIDs, Sympathomimetics, Terfenadine

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Devil's claw stimulates stomach acid production, and should be avoided by those with stomach or duodenal ulcers. It should not be taken by people with cardiac arrhythmias or other heart problems.

Our database has 4 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
OTIC
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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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