Toothed clubmoss is used for Alzheimer disease, general memory disorders, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Be careful not to confuse toothed clubmoss with the chemical called huperzine A. Toothed clubmoss contains small amounts of huperzine A. But huperzine A is also sold as a supplement.
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Uses & Effectiveness
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, blockage of the intestinal or urogenital tracts, gastrointestinal ulcer disease, or seizures: Toothed clubmoss contains chemicals that can affect the nervous system in such a way that it could harm people with these diseases. If you have one of these conditions, don't use toothed clubmoss until more is known.
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with TOOTHED CLUBMOSS
Toothed clubmoss contains chemicals that can affect the brain and heart. Some of these drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also affect the brain and heart. But toothed clubmoss works differently than drying medications. Toothed clubmoss might decrease the effects of drying medications.
Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines) and for depression (antidepressants).
Various medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer disease, and other conditions (Cholinergic drugs) interacts with TOOTHED CLUBMOSS
Toothed clubmoss contains a chemical that affects the body. This chemical is similar to some medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer disease, and other conditions. Taking toothed clubmoss with these medications might increase the chance of side effects.
Some of these medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer disease, and other conditions include pilocarpine (Pilocar and others), donepezil (Aricept), tacrine (Cognex), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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