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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 183-186

Overdose effect of aconite containing ayurvedic medicine ('Mahashankha Vati')

Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim - 737 102, India

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Ashok Kumar Panda
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim - 737 102
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7788.72493

PMID: 21170213

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There are chances that the use of larger than recommended dose of Ayurvedic medicines containing aconite can produce drug reactions. Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox Wall.) is a very well-known ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations and is prescribed as an antipyretic, analgesic, anti-rheumatic, appetizer and digestive. The recommended dose of purified Vatsanabha (A. ferox Wall.) root is 15 mg. We present a case of hypotension and bradycardia due to aconite poisoning caused by overdosing of an Ayurvedic medicine (Mahashankha Vati), which was primarily managed by Ayurvedic treatment.

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