niu huang jie du pian 牛黃解毒片
This is an over-the-counter manufactured medication produced by over 150 herb manufacturers in China.
Characteristics: clears heat, neutralizes toxin
Uses: for getting rid of infections and inflammation. Being used in wen bing (febrile diseases), painful and swollen throat, swollen gum, ear infection, boils on in mouth or nose, red hot and painful eyes, chronic leukemia.
The standard composition:
(See Chinese Herb Dictionary for pharmaceutical names.)
To avoid toxic reaction:
small tablets not to exceed 9 per day, or big tablets: not to exceed 6 per day.
Not to use in case of pregnancy.
The ingredients of xiong huang (realgar) are As2S3 and As4S4 and a small amount of As2O3
Calcination of xiong huang can change As2S3 and As4S4 into highly toxic arsenic trioxide. (As2O3)
niu huang jie du pian contains xiong huang that can be toxic when over dosed. Please check with your local regulating agency to make sure it is legal in your country.
雄黃主 要成份為 As2S3 與 As4S4 與小部份是 As2O3。
加高熱可使 As2S3 與 As4S4 變成劇毒的三氧化二砷 (As2O3) 。
Some products failed Taiwan Health Department inspections.