Health Guide
Drug Guide

Pulsatilla

What is it?

Pulsatilla is an herbal medicine used to treat painful conditions of the male and female reproductive system and stomach or digestive problems. It may also be used to treat skin infections and sleeping problems.

Other names for Pulsatilla include: Pulsatilla nigrans, Easterflower, Crowfoot, Windflower, Meadow Anemone, and Pasque Flower.

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you

Dosage:

Talk with your caregiver about how much Pulsatilla you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Pulsatilla. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.

Warnings:

Side Effects:

Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.

References:

1. Bradley PR (ed.): British Herbal Compendium, vol. 1. British Herbal Medicine Association, Bournemouth, UK; 1992.

2. Duke JA: Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL; 1985.

3. Martin ML et al: Pharmacological effects of lacones isolated from Pulsatilla alpina subsp. apiifolia. J Ethnopharmacol 1988; 24:185-191.

4. Fetrow CW & Avila JR: Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA; 1999L 527-530.


Last Updated: 9/15/2016

Thomson Micromedex. All rights reserved.

Thomson & A.D.A.M