Orthosiphon Contraindications?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Jojo
Posted on: October 15, 2004

My question is: are you aware of any adverse drug contraindictions for "cat’s whiskers"? For example: the drug Macrobid with the herb orthosiphon.

Orthosiphon stamineus is also known as Orthosiphon aristatus, cat’s whiskers and Java tea. It is used as a diuretic in urinary tract infections and kidney problems. The drug Macrobid is an antibiotic used in urinary tract infections. The only contraidication that I know of is that orthosiphon should not be taken with a diuretic drug. Macrobid is not a diuretic drug.

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