WATER AVENS Overview Information
Water avens is a plant. The underground parts and fresh flowering plant are used to make medicine.
Water avens is used for digestive tract problems including diarrhea, catarrhal colitis, and ulcerative colitis. It is also used for uterine bleeding and fevers.
How does it work?
Water avens contains tannins, which can act as drying agents (astringents). Astringent effects might help reduce diarrhea.
- Intestinal problems.
- Bleeding from the uterus.
- Other conditions.
WATER AVENS Side Effects & Safety
It is not known if water avens is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of water avens during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with WATER AVENS
Water avens contains a large amount of chemicals called tannins. Tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking water avens along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. To prevent this interaction, take water avens at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
- Metformin (Glucophage) interacts with WATER AVENS
Metformin (Glucophage) is used to help decrease blood sugar. Water avens might decrease how much metformin (Glucophage) the body absorbs. Taking water avens along with metformin (Glucophage) might decrease the effectiveness of metformin (Glucophage) for lowering blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your metformin (Glucophage) might need to be changed.
WATER AVENS Dosing
The appropriate dose of water avens 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 water avens. 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.