What is Hyoscyamus niger?

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Hyoscyamus niger, or henbane is a plant in the family solanaceae. It was historically used in combination with other plants as an anaesthetic potion, as well as for its psychoactive properties. Hyoscyamine, scopolamine, and other tropane alkaloids have been found in the foliage and seeds.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyoscyamus niger

Side effect Patients
Dry eyes 1

Why patients stopped taking Hyoscyamus niger

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Hyoscyamus niger

Duration

Stopped taking Hyoscyamus niger

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

Jan 28, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 gtt Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry eyes

Jun 24, 2011 (Started Nov 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 gtt Daily
Advice & Tips: I was called away suddenly to a different city and forgot to bring the hyoscyamus niger with me. If anything, my tremours were less off the hyoscyamus and they were on! Consequently, I consider it a waste of time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry eyes

Dec 9, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 gtt Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking a 1:10 tincture of henbane.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry eyes

Dec 7, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 gtt Daily
Advice & Tips: I am in the process of titrating in using a 1:10 tincture of henbane prepared by my herbalist. I began at 10 drops a day and will continue to 40 drops per day unless side effects manifest. I am hoping that the anticholinergic effect will mitigate my tremors. After only 1 week there has been a signigicant decrease in tremors.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry eyes

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