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• upper and lower respiratory infections with phlegm that is difficult to expel
• chronic and acute viral infections
- herpes simplex virus (HSV)
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
• Volatile Oils
• Tincture (1:5): 1-2 ml tid
Contraindications: Pregnancy (uterine stimulant).
Side effects: 'Lomatium rash'; full bodied, maculopapular, erythematous rash that resembles a viral rash (e.g. measles). Although rare, occurs in roughly 5-10% of patients. Onset typically between 5-7 days of starting tincture and is self-limiting. Does not appear to be harmful, but is esthetically disconcerting to patients. Photosensitization may occur due to furanocoumarins.
• Drug metabolism • furanocoumarins are known to inhibit cytochrome p450s (CYP3A4).
• Anticoagulants • may interact with coumarins
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