Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
allergy, cold and cough remedies
Thymus extract is derived from bovine thymus glands. It induces T-lymphocyte maturation, stimulates T-cell proliferation, enhances mature T-cell function and has indirect effects on macrophages and B-cell functions. It also reduces airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine in atopic asthma patients.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Use Cautiously in:
Pregnancy and lactation.
Misc: Potential risk of contamination from diseased animal parts.
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
Avoid use with immunosuppressants unless products are certified pathogen-free.
PO: (Adults) 750 mg/day of crude thymus polypeptide fraction or 120 mg/day of pure thymus polypeptides (thymomodulin).
Improvement in symptoms of cold or allergic rhinitis.
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