Health Facts About Uzara Plant

What is Uzara?
Uzara is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take uzara for diarrhea.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for…

  • Diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of uzara for these uses.

How does Uzara work?

Uzara contains ingredients that might slow the movement of the contents of the intestines.

Are there safety concerns?

Uzara might be safe when used by mouth for a short time, but the side effects are unknown. Diarrhea lasting for more than a couple of days should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.

Uzara is UNSAFE when used by injection and has caused death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of uzara during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Heart disease: Don’t use uzara if you have a heart condition. It contains chemicals that could make your condition worse or interfere with your treatment.

Low potassium levelsLow potassium levels threaten the health of your heart. Using uzara can drive your potassium levels even lower and raise the risk of heart damage.

Are there any interactions with medications?


Digoxin (Lanoxin)Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Uzara also seems to affect the heart. Taking uzara along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take uzara if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.


Antibiotics (Macrolide antibiotics)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.

Uzara can affect the heart. Some antibiotics might increase how much uzara the body absorbs. Increasing how much uzara the body absorbs might increase the effects and side effects of uzara.

Some antibiotics called macrolide antibiotics include erythromycinazithromycin, and clarithromycin.


Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.

Taking tetracycline antibiotics along with uzara might increase the chance of side effects from uzara.

Some tetracycline antibiotics include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).


QuinineInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.

Uzara can affect the heart. Quinine can also affect the heart. Taking quinine along with uzara might cause serious heart problems.


Stimulant laxativesInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.

Uzara can affect the heart. The heart uses potassium. Laxatives called stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the chance of side effects from uzara.

Some stimulant laxatives include bisacodyl (CorrectolDulcolax), cascara, castor oil (Purge), senna (Senokot), and others.


Water pills (Diuretic drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.

Uzara might affect the heart. “Water pills” can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from uzara. Read More

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