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Chinese Rhubarb

Natural health supplements sometimes have unexpected side effects or interactions with medication that can lead to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening. The following is a list of cautions that you should be aware of before using Chinese Rhubarb (Da Huang). These are referred to as drug/herb interactions.

Warning 2 - Antacids: May decrease the effectiveness of Chinese rhubarb if taken within 1 hour of the herb.

Warning 3 - Antiarrhythmics: Chronic use of Chinese rhubarb can cause hypokalemia and enhance the effects of antiarrhythmics.

Warning 4 - Cardiac glycosides: Chronic use of Chinese rhubarb can cause hypokalemia and enhance the effects of cardiac glycosides.

Warning 5 - Corticosteroids: Chronic use of Chinese rhubarb can cause hypokalemia and enhance the effects of corticosteroids.

Warning 6 - Diuretics, thiazide: Chronic use of Chinese rhubarb can cause hypokalemia and enhance the effects of thiazide diuretics.

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