- What other names is Arrach known by?
- What is Arrach?
- How does Arrach work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Arrach.
Women take arrach to relieve menstrual cramps and also to trigger menstrual flow.
Some women apply arrach directly to the skin to treat cramps.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Starting menstrual flow.
- Menstrual cramps, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of arrach during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Some medications can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Arrach might also increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Taking arrach along with medication that increases sensitivity to sunlight could increase the chances of sunburn, blistering, or rashes on areas of skin exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.
Some drugs that cause photosensitivity include amitriptyline (Elavil), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra), tetracycline, methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen, 8-MOP, Oxsoralen), and Trioxsalen (Trisoralen).
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011