What is it?
Eryngium heterophyllum is an herbal medicine/supplement used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides, kidney stones, and other kidney problems.
Other names for Eryngium heterophyllum include: Wright eryngo, Mexican thistle.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
Tell your doctor if you
- are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement)
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine
- are breastfeeding
Talk with your caregiver about how much Eryngium heterophyllum you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Eryngium heterophyllum. 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 Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need.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.
Drug and Food Interactions:
Eryngium heterophyllum may interact with other medicines you may be taking. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before taking Eryngium heterophyllum with any other medicine.
- Before taking Eryngium heterophyllum, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hand, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing, or rash.
Other Side Effects:
You may have other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.
Last Updated: 1/4/2011