Petasites hybridus,butterbur root,from tradition to modern uses.
- Botanical Data Info of Butterbur Root.
- Petasites hybridus: Introduction.
- Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Mechanisms of Action.
- Migraine Traditional Treatment and Herbal Substitution.
- Medical uses for Petasites.
- Suggestions and Administrations.
- Petasites research petasites for migraine petasites.
- Petasites Research Update.
Suggestions and Administrations.:
Petasites has not been studied extensively enough or for a long enough period to determine its side effects. Burping was the only side effect noted in a recent study published in the December 2004 issue of Neurology (see below).
What is it? Butterbur is an herbal medicine used to treat migraine headache, asthma, and bronchitis. Butterbur has also been used for cough and urination and stomach problems.
Other names for Butterbur include: Petasites hybridus, Petasites officinalis, Bogshorns, Blatterdock, Langwort, Butter dock, Bog Rhubarb, and Exwort.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
Before Using: Tell your doctor if you
are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement)
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine
have other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease
Typically, Petasites extracts are standardized to contain a minimum of 7.5 mg of petasin and isopetasin. The adult dosage ranges from 50-100 mg twice daily.
Talk with your caregiver about how much Butterbur you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Butterbur. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.
Before taking Butterbur, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Side Effects: Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.
Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest
Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin
Other Possible Side Effects: This medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.
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