Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine, which is an amphetamine-like stimulant.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use Sida cordifolia for asthma, allergies, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine, which is an amphetamine-like stimulant that can cause harmful side effects. Since April 2004, the US FDA has banned the sale of ephedra, Sida cordifolia, and other products that contain ephedrine. Don't confuse Side cordifolia with Chinese Mallow, Mallow, or Marshmallow. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SIDA CORDIFOLIA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Sida cordifolia is likely unsafe. Avoid use.
Anxiety: Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine. Large doses of ephedrine might cause or make anxiety worse. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have anxiety.
Heart conditions: Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine, which can stimulate the heart. This might make chest pain and irregular heartbeat worse. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have a heart condition.
Diabetes: Sida cordifolia might interfere with blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have diabetes.
A movement disorder called essential tremor: Sida cordifolia might make essential tremor worse due to its stimulant effects. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have essential tremor.
High blood pressure: Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine, which can increase blood pressure. This might make high blood pressure worse. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have high blood pressure.
Thyroid problems: Sida cordifolia might stimulate the thyroid and make thyroid problems worse. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have a thyroid disorder.
Kidney stones: Sida cordifolia contains ephedrine. Ephedrine can cause kidney stones. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have kidney stones.
Narrow-angle glaucoma: Sida cordifolia might make glaucoma worse by causing the pupils to dilate. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
A tumor on the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma): Sida cordifolia might make the symptoms of pheochromocytoma worse. Do not use Sida cordifolia if you have pheochromocytoma.
Medications that can cause an irregular heartbeat (QT interval-prolonging drugs) interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia might affect electrical currents in the heart. This can increase the risk of having an irregular heartbeat. Some medications can have this same effect. Taking Sida cordifolia with these medications might increase the risk for a serious heart issue.
Methylxanthines interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia can simulate the body. Methylxanthines also stimulate the body. Taking Sida cordifolia with methylxanthines might cause side effects such as jitteriness, nervousness, a fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
Stimulant drugs interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Stimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can increase blood pressure and speed up the heartbeat. Sida cordifolia can also speed up the nervous system. Taking Sida cordifolia along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
Do not take this combination
Dexamethasone (Decadron) interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia might increase how quickly the body breaks down dexamethasone. This might decrease the effects of dexamethasone.
Ergot derivatives interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia can increase blood pressure. Ergot derivatives can also increase blood pressure. Taking Sida cordifolia with ergot derivatives might increase blood pressure too much.
Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia contains chemicals that can increase blood pressure. Some medications used for depression can also increase blood pressure. Taking Sida cordifolia with these medications might increase blood pressure too much.
Some common MAOIs include phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with SIDA CORDIFOLIA
Sida cordifolia might increase blood sugar levels. Taking Sida cordifolia along with diabetes medications might reduce the effects of these medications. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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