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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Butterbur

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Butterbur

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
75 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Butterbur

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking Butterbur

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking Butterbur

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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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