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Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Umckaloabo might increase the activity of the immune system. Taking Umckaloabo along with some medications that decrease the immune system's activity might decrease the effectiveness of these medications.

Some medications that decrease the immune system's activity include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.



Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

A chemical in Umckaloabo, called coumarin, might slow blood clotting. Although the risk seems small, taking Umckaloabo along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin; clopidogrel (Plavix); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others); dalteparin (Fragmin); enoxaparin (Lovenox); heparin; warfarin (Coumadin); and others.

Dosing considerations for Umckaloabo.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For bronchitis: 30 drops (about 1.5 mL) three times daily or 10-30 mg tablets three times daily of a specific extract of Umckaloabo (Umckaloabo, EPs 7630, Schwabe GmBh, Germany) for 7 days. In children age 7-12 years, 20 drops of this extract three times daily. In children age 6 years or less, 10 drops of this extract three times daily. Some studies have not found the tablet formulation to work in children.
  • For sore throat and swollen tonsils in children age 6-10 years: 20 drops of a specific extract of Umckaloabo (Umckaloabo, EPs 7630, Schwabe GmBh, Germany) three times daily (about 3 mL/day) for 7 days.

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