Chlorella (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:China chlorella, green algae, more...kyochlorella, sun chlorella granules
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Suggested Dosing

Fibromyalgia

10 g tablets PO plus 100 mL liquid extract qDay

Increased Chemo/Radiation tolerability in patients with brain tumors

Up to 20 g PO qDay plus 150 mL liquid extract

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Suggested Uses

Cancer prevention, hyperlipidemia, drug/toxin detoxification, fibromyalgia, reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, improving response to flu vaccine, preventing colds, protecting the body against toxic metals, & slowing aging process

Efficacy

Animal studies have demonstrated antitumor, hypolipidemic & detoxifying abilities; convincing human studies lacking

Fibromyalgia: Preliminary clinical research shows subjective improvements in general symptoms. More studies are needed

Glioma: Early research suggests increased tolerance to chemo/radiation, possibly through improved immune system. More studies are needed

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                  Minor (13)

                  • antithrombin alfa

                    chlorella decreases effects of antithrombin alfa by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • antithrombin III

                    chlorella decreases effects of antithrombin III by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • argatroban

                    chlorella decreases effects of argatroban by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • bemiparin

                    chlorella decreases effects of bemiparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • bivalirudin

                    chlorella decreases effects of bivalirudin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • dabigatran

                    chlorella decreases effects of dabigatran by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • dalteparin

                    chlorella decreases effects of dalteparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • enoxaparin

                    chlorella decreases effects of enoxaparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • fondaparinux

                    chlorella decreases effects of fondaparinux by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • heparin

                    chlorella decreases effects of heparin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • phenindione

                    chlorella decreases effects of phenindione by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • protamine

                    chlorella decreases effects of protamine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

                  • warfarin

                    chlorella decreases effects of warfarin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Theoretical, due to vitamin K content.

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                  Adverse Effects

                  Allergic reactions, photosensitivity

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                  Warnings

                  Contraindications

                  Hypersensitivity

                  Pregnancy, lactation

                  Cautions

                  Some supplements may be rich in vitamin K

                  Allergic diathesis

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                  Pregnancy & Lactation

                  Pregnancy Category: avoid

                  Lactation: avoid

                  Pregnancy Categories

                  A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                  B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                  C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                  D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                  X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                  NA: Information not available.

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                  Pharmacology

                  Metabolism: no studies but lipids & carbohydrates should follow normal metabolic processes

                  Excretion: N/A

                  Mechanism of Action

                  Antitumor activity may be mediated by immunopotentiation

                  Mechanism of hypolipidemic & detoxifying effects unknown

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