Ascorbigen

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What other names is Ascorbigen known by?

AGN, Ascrobigène, Indole.

What is Ascorbigen?

Ascorbigen is a chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and related vegetables. It is used to make medicine.

People take ascorbigen for treating fibromyalgia and preventing breast cancer.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ascorbigen for these uses.

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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How does Ascorbigen work?

There isn't enough information available to know how ascorbigen might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Ascorbigen seems to be safe for use for up to one month. It can cause intestinal gas, bloating, and unpleasant taste.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ascorbigen during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 [CYP1A2] substrates)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Ascorbigen might increase how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking ascorbigen along with some medications that are changed by the liver might decrease the effects of some medications.

Some of these medications that are changed by the liver include clozapine (Clozaril), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), fluvoxamine (Luvox), haloperidol (Haldol), imipramine (Tofranil), mexiletine (Mexitil), olanzapine (Zyprexa), pentazocine (Talwin), propranolol (Inderal), tacrine (Cognex), theophylline, zileuton (Zyflo), zolmitriptan (Zomig), and others.

Dosing considerations for Ascorbigen.

The appropriate dose of ascorbigen 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 ascorbigen. 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.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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