- What other names is Ba Ji Tian known by?
- What is Ba Ji Tian?
- How does Ba Ji Tian work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Ba Ji Tian.
Ba ji tian is used for improving kidney function and correcting various urination problems, including producing too much urine (polyuria) and bedwetting.
It is also used to treat cancer, gallbladder disorders, hernia, and back pain; and for boosting the body's defense system (immune system), as well as strengthening the body's system that releases chemical messengers called hormones (endocrine system).
Men use ba ji tian for erectile dysfunction (ED) and other sexual performance problems.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gallbladder disorders.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation.
- Back pain.
- Kidney disorders.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ba ji tian if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Painful urination (dysuria): Ba ji tian is thought to stimulate the kidneys, so it might make painful urination worse. Use with caution if you have this problem.
Surgery: Ba ji tian might affect blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using ba ji tian at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Ba ji tian might increase or decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. Taking ba ji tian along with diabetes medications might increase or decrease the effects of these medications. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely is you use ba ji tian and take medications for diabetes. The dose of your diabetes medications may need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others.
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