Thunder God Vine
Are there any interactions with medications?
Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants)
Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Large doses of thunder god vine might decrease the immune system. Taking thunder god vine along with other medications that decrease the immune system might decrease the immune system too much. Avoid taking thunder god vine with medications that decrease the immune system.
Some medications that decrease the immune system 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.
Dosing considerations for Thunder God Vine.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
- For rheumatoid arthritis (RA): 180-570 mg of thunder god vine extract per day for up to 20 weeks.
- For kidney problems (nephrotic syndrome) in children: 1 mg per kg of body weight daily for up to 20 weeks.
- For rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a tincture of thunder god vine applied over affected joints five to six times daily.