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Berberine, as we all know, is an alkaloid extracted from plants such as Rhizoma Coptidis and Cortex Phellodendri. It is mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by intestinal infection. It is cheap, easy to take and easy to carry. Many families take it as a necessary medicine at home.
1. Do not drink tea within 2 hours before and after taking berberine. Tea contains many chemical components, which interact with many drugs. Tea contains a large amount of tannin, which is the precipitant of alkaloids. It can combine with the alkaloids in berberine to form insoluble tannin precipitation, which greatly reduces the efficacy. Therefore, it is not recommended to drink tea while taking berberine, let alone take it with tea. Those who have the habit of drinking tea can drink light tea after taking the medicine for 2 hours.
2. Use berberine with caution in several types of patients. It is forbidden for patients with hemolytic anemia; Patients with allergic constitution and pregnant women in the first 3 months of pregnancy should use it with caution; It is not recommended for diarrhea patients with deficiency cold syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine.
3. Do not increase or decrease the dosage at will, and use it in strict accordance with the instructions. If the dosage is too small or nonstandard drugs such as taking once a day, the curative effect will be poor; When diarrhea is serious, some patients may increase the dose without authorization, which will cause constipation.
4. Berberine has few adverse reactions, but it can not be ignored. Berberine stays in the intestine and is not easy to be absorbed, so it is relatively safe. However, "drugs are three kinds of poisons". Some patients can still have adverse reactions such as nausea, vomiting, rash and drug fever after taking drugs. Generally, they can disappear after stopping the drugs. The main drawback of berberine is that it tastes bitter. Taking too much berberine can make the stomach acid too much, which is called "bitter stomach".
5. Berberine is only applicable to bacterial intestinal infection in the treatment of diarrhea, and it is mainly effective for mild infectious diarrhea caused by Shigella and Escherichia coli, but not for non infectious diarrhea. Patients with diarrhea must determine the cause before deciding whether to take berberine.
6. It is not recommended for healthy people to take berberine for a long time to prevent diseases. Studies have shown that long-term use of berberine will cause intestinal flora imbalance, lead to bacterial resistance, and easily lead to B vitamin absorption disorders, causing peripheral neuritis.
In addition, although many studies have shown that berberine can also reduce blood glucose, lipid, blood pressure and improve arrhythmia, its impact on human body needs to be confirmed by more large-scale clinical studies. Patients with "three highs" should ask a professional doctor according to their own situation. Do not take them by themselves.