Andrographolide

Description

Andrographolide is a natural product extracted from the leaves and roots of Andrographis paniculata, which exhibits various therapeutic properties such as anti-HIV, antineoplastic, anti-inflammatory and also acts as an immunostimulant. It may be used in the treatment of Dengue, Influenza, Chikungunya, Swine flu and any other viral fevers.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Andrographolide

  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose

Uses of Andrographolide

What is it prescribed for?

  • Viral infections
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this supplement remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Andrographolide, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
General warnings

Other medicines

This supplement may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this supplement.

Other uses

This supplement may also be used for the other therapeutic indications which were not specified above, because of its multiple pharmacological properties. It is recommended to use this supplement only under the supervision of healthcare professionals.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antihypertensives

Immunosuppressants

Anticoagulants/Antiplatelets

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this supplement without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by exhibiting the various therapeutic properties such as anti-inflammatory, antitumor, immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective activity.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Herbal products

Schedule

Schedule H

Andrographolide [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 28 August 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Andrographolide

Andrographolide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 28 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB05767

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Aug 2019

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