How does Lentinan work?

Lentinan might increase the effects of certain antiviral and chemotherapy medications. It might also increase the activity of some immune cells.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if lentinan is safe. It might cause a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia).

Do not use lentinan if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Lentinan.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • Healthcare providers give lentinan as a shot to strengthen the immune system in patients with HIV/AIDS.

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