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LENTINAN

Other Names:

Lenticus edodes, Lentinan edodes, Lentinane, Lentinula edodes, Lentinus edodes, Polysaccharide dérivé de Lentinus edodes, Polysaccharide derived from Lentinus edodes, Tricholomopsis edodes.

LENTINAN Overview
LENTINAN Uses
LENTINAN Side Effects
LENTINAN Interactions
LENTINAN Dosing
LENTINAN Overview Information

Lentinan is a substance that comes from the shiitake mushroom.

Medical professionals use lentinan to boost the effects of regular medicines used for treating cancer and HIV infection. They give lentinan intravenously (by IV) or as a shot (by injection).

How does it work?

Lentinan might increase the effects of certain medications that fight viruses and cancer. It might also increase the activity of some of the body’s defense (immune) cells.

LENTINAN Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Possibly Effective for:


Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Breast cancer, when given by injection. Developing evidence suggests that lentinan may improve the way regular cancer drugs work in people with breast cancer.
  • Stomach cancer, when given by injection. Developing evidence suggests that lentinan may improve the way regular cancer drugs work in people with stomach cancer. However, lentinan seems less likely to work in stomach cancer patients who are malnourished.
  • Prostate cancer, when given by injection. Developing evidence suggests that lentinan may improve the way regular cancer drugs work in men with prostate cancer.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lentinan for these uses.


LENTINAN Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if lentinan is safe. It might cause stomach and intestinal cramps, rash, muscle pain, and tiredness; and it can slow blood clotting.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lentinan during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

LENTINAN Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for LENTINAN Interactions

LENTINAN Dosing

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY INJECTION:

  • Healthcare providers give lentinan as a shot to strengthen the immune system in patients with HIV/AIDS.

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