Forsythia is used for airway illnesses, swelling, fever, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific research to support any use.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Heart disease.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Pain and swelling (inflammation).
- Sore throat (pharyngitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of small airways in the lung (bronchiolitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils (tonsillitis).
- To increase menstrual flow.
- Infection of the skin (erysipelas).
- Other conditions.
When given by IV: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if forsythia is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When given by IV: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if forsythia is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if forsythia is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Because forsythia might slow blood clotting, there is a concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking forsythia at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with FORSYTHIA
Forsythia might slow blood clotting. Taking forsythia 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.
Be cautious with this combination
Azithromycin (Zithromax) interacts with FORSYTHIA
Taking forsythia along with azithromycin might increase the levels of forsythia and azithromycin in the body. This might increase the effects and side effects of both forsythia and azithromycin.
Be watchful with this combination
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