Chanca Piedra

How does Chanca Piedra work?

It is thought that chanca piedra contains chemicals that might relieve spasms and fever, increase urine, and have activity against bacteria and viruses. It might also lower blood sugar.

Are there safety concerns?

Chanca piedra is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for a short time period (up to 3 months).

It is not known if chanca piedra causes side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Chanca piedra is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth by pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant. Chanca piedra in large amounts may block pregnancy, increase the risk of low birth weight, or increase the risk of birth defects.

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chanca piedra if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Bleeding disorder: Chanca piedra might slow blood clotting. There is a concern that taking chanca piedra might cause bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.

Diabetes: Chanca piedra might affect blood sugar levels. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use chanca piedra.

Surgery: Chanca piedra might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Chanca piedra might also slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding. Stop using chanca piedra at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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