What is Butterbur?

Category: Supplements

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Butterbur plant (Petasites hybridus) was traditionally used as a herbal remedy for conditions like pain, fever and spasms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent migraine 7 5
Migraine 6 5
Migraine headaches 6 5
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis 1 0
Epilepsy 1 1
Migraine-associated vertigo 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Butterbur

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Butterbur

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 8
Expense 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Butterbur

Duration

Stopped taking Butterbur

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 10
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Butterbur

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Mar 24, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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