Other Name: Compound Coptis Pills
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Huang lian
Ingredients: Coptis chinensis rhizome
Other Ingredients: Talcum, Activated carbon, China wax
TCM Functions: Clears Heat, Transforms Dampness
Standard Dosage: 4 pills, 3 x per day
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before or one hour after eating. In acute cases, dosage may be increased to 4-8-pills every 2-4 hours, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes effect. May be used short-term for few days to a few weeks. Monitor for signs of Spleen Qi deficiency.Contraindications (all):
Use with caution in Yin deficiency. Contraindicated for conditions due to excess cold or Qi deficiency. Huang lian/coptis is a very cold medicinal and can injure the Spleen and Stomach when taken for too long or in excess amounts.