(To minimize the side-effects of chemotherapy)
Indications: Side-effects of chemotherapy - tiredness, nausea, vomiting, loss of hair, decreased levels of white blood cells and/or platelets, bad digestion, diarrhoea, mouth ulcers.
Pattern: Stomach and Spleen-Qi deficiency, Stomach and Lung-Yin deficiency, Kidney deficiency, Blood Heat, Dampness.
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
DOSAGE AND PROTOCOL
Chemo-Support works better if it is started some time before the beginning of chemotherapy and continued for about two weeks after the end. It is important to note that “during the treatment” means during the course of treatment, i.e. also in the days of break from the treatment. The dosage is as follows:
- Two weeks before start of treatment: 2 tablets a day
- Four days before the start of treatment: 2 tablets twice a day
- During the treatment: 3 tablets three times a day
- After the end of the treatment for about 4 weeks: 2 tablets twice a day
It is best to take the tablets away from meals, i.e. about 1 hour before or after a meal, swallowed with hot water. The tablets should also be taken separately from other medication, at least 1 hour away. If the patient feels very nauseous and finds it difficult to swallow the tablets, these could be crushed and powdered, immersed in a small amount of hot water with three slices of fresh ginger and the water sipped slowly.
The dosage during treatment indicated above should be adjusted according to the severity of the side-effects and the above dosage could be reduced or increased.
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1