Goldthread

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Update Date 12/05/2020 . 3 mins read
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Uses

What is goldthread used for?

Goldthread is commonly used for: digestive disorders, parasite infections including leishmaniasis, and trichomoniasis, and a skin condition called psoriasis.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how goldthread works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, there are some studies that show goldthread might decrease acid in the stomach. It also appears to have antibacterial effects.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using goldthread?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of goldthreador other medications or other herbals.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for goldthread are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking goldthread must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is goldthread?

There is not enough information to know if goldthread is safe in medicinal amounts. Goldthread is unsafe in newborn infants.

Special precautions & warnings:

Children: Goldthread is unsafe in children. It contains a chemical called berberine that can increase the amount of bilirubin in newborns. Bilirubin is a chemical released by the liver. Too much bilirubin can lead to permanent brain damage in newborns, especially in newborns born too early.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Goldthread is unsafe during pregnancy. It contains a chemical called berberine that is thought to cross the placenta and may cause harm to the developing child. Brain damage due to too much bilirubin has developed in newborn infants exposed to berberine. Beginning research suggests pregnant women who take goldthread during the first three months of pregnancy increase the risk that their newborns will have birth defects affecting the central nervous system.

It’s also unsafe for breast-feeding mothers to take goldthread. Berberine and other harmful chemicals in goldthread can be transferred to the infant through breast milk.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from goldthread?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with goldthread?

This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Products that may interact with this herbal include:

  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)

The body breaks down cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) to get rid of it. Goldthread might decrease how fast the body breaks down cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune). This might cause there to be too much cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) in the body and potentially cause side effects.

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates)

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Goldthread might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking goldthread along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Some medications changed by the liver include cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), lovastatin (Mevacor), clarithromycin (Biaxin), indinavir (Crixivan), sildenafil (Viagra), triazolam (Halcion), and many others.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for goldthread?

The dose for goldthread may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does goldthread come in?

Goldthread may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet 500 mg
  • Capsule, combined with other supplements

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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