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Estratto da pubblicazioni del "NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)" - USA

Traduzione di Marco Turazza 

Cartilagine (Bovina e di Squalo)

Medicina Complementare / Alternativa

Effetti collaterali

Gli effetti collaterali associati alla terapia con cartilagine sono generalmente di gravità da media a moderata.

Sono stati riportati, dopo l’uso di cartilagine bovina (Catrix®), infiammazione al sito di iniezione, fatica, nausea, dispepsia, febbre, vertigini, edema scrotale [2-4].

Nausea, vomito, dolori addominali, costipazione, ipotensione, iperglicemia, debolezza generale, ipercalcemia sono stati invece riscontrati con l’uso di cartilagine di squalo. [10-12].

L’alto livello di calcio presente nella cartilagine di squalo può contribuire alla ipercalcemia [11, 18]. E’ stato inoltre associato un caso di epatite all’uso della cartilagine di squalo [71].

Nausea e vomito sono i più comunemente riscontrati effetti collaterale dopo il trattamento con AE-941/Neovastat® (estratto acquoso di cartilagine di squalo) [7-9].


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