Adrue

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What other names is Adrue known by?

Chintul, Cyperus, Cyperus articulatus, Cyperus corymbosus, Guinea Rush, Jointed Flat Sedge, Piripiri, Souchet Articulé.

What is Adrue?

Adrue is a plant that is native to Turkey, Jamaica, and the Nile River region. It has a bitter taste and smells a little like lavender. The root is used to make medicine.

Adrue is used to stop vomiting and to treat digestion problems including nausea, colic, and gas. It is also used as a calming agent (sedative).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Vomiting.
  • Nausea.
  • Colic.
  • Gas.
  • Use as a calming agent (sedative).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of adrue 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 Adrue work?

There isn't enough information to know how adrue works.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if adrue is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking adrue if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Surgery: Adrue might slow down the central nervous system. There is a concern that it might slow down the nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using adrue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Sedative medications (Barbiturates)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Adrue might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking adrue along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

Some sedative medications include amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), pentobarbital (Nembutal), phenobarbital (Luminal), secobarbital (Seconal), and others.



Sedative medications (Benzodiazepines)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Adrue might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedative medications. Taking adrue along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

Some of these sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.



Sedative medications (CNS depressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Adrue might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking adrue along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.

Dosing considerations for Adrue.

The appropriate dose of adrue 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 adrue. 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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