- What other names is Deertongue known by?
- What is Deertongue?
- How does Deertongue work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Deertongue.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take deertongue for malaria.
In manufacturing, deertongue extracts are used to flavor tobacco, as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps, and as a fixative in some products.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use deertongue if you are pregnant, because it contains chemicals that can cause liver damage and bleeding. Avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Deertongue may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking deertongue.
Surgery: Deertongue might slow clotting. This raises the concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using deertongue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Deertongue might slow blood clotting. Taking deertongue along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), 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