Antidotes for lei gong teng (tripterygium wilfordii, Hook. F.)
Translated and edited by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
1). For external use: use ointment and avoid tincture.
2). Pay attention to the dosage according to the body constitution of individual patients.
3). Avoid using on patients with liver problems.
Antidotes for toxicity
1). stomach lavage and induce diarrhea.
2). During the early stages, use adrenocortical hormone. Dexamethasone 5~10mg with added 50% glucose 40 ml can be used in IV administering, followed with dexamethasone of 1.5mg, 3 times a day for 2~3 weeks. anisodamine (654-2) can also be used.
3). Use dextran 40 (low Molecular Dexran, Rheomacrodex) 500ml IV administering, when toxin has been absorbed but no symptom of toxication. 20% solution of Manitol for IV administering, and furosemide 40mg (Frusemide, Fursemide, Lasix) for muscle injection. Pay attention to the balance of electrolytes and correct acidosis immediately.
4). Skin allergy can be treated with antihistamines or with traditional Chinese herbs for heat dispersing and toxin neutralizing.
5). Chinese herb treatment:
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