Interaction Details

There were no interactions found between Doxercalciferol and American Spikenard. This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

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American Spikenard Overview

American Spikenard Aralia racemosa, also known as American spikenard, is a woody, flowering perennial native to eastern North America. It is characterized by its large, compound leaves and clusters of small white flowers that bloom in late summer to early fall. The rhizome and root of American spikenard have been traditionally used in herbal medicine for their purported expectorant and diaphoretic effects. However, there is insufficient reliable evidence to rate its effectiveness for asthma or the common cold. American spikenard is known to have several classes of bioactive components, such as petroselinic acid, triterpenoid saponins, sterols, diterpenoids, and acetylenic lipids.
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Doxercalciferol Overview

  • Doxercalciferol is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (a condition in which the body produces too much parathyroid hormone [PTH; a natural substance needed to control the amount of calcium in the blood]) in certain people with chronic kidney disease and in those treated with dialysis (medical treatment to clean the blood when the kidneys are not working properly). Doxercalciferol is in a class of medications called vitamin D analogs. It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods or supplements and by regulating the body's production of parathyroid hormone.

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American Spikenard - More Interactions

American Spikenard interacts with 75 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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