Anticholinergic effects of Taraxacum Genus Dandelion Grass consumption: A case report Anticholinergic Side Effects of Dandelion Grass

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Abdussamed Vural


Objective: The traditional use of plants and plant-derived products as alternatives to synthetic medicinal and chemical drugs is a well-established practice, and dandelion is commonly used as a herbal remedy. However, it's important to note that the side effects of dandelion can vary depending on the person. In this particular case, a 55-year-old male patient presented with anticholinergic symptoms after consuming dandelion.

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old male was admitted to the emergency room with altered consciousness. While his vital signs were normal, except for a heart rate of 110 beats per minute and a high glucose level of 280 mg/dL, he exhibited confusion and mydriatic pupils. Although his muscle and tendon examinations were normal, tongue fasciculations were observed, indicating anticholinergic symptoms. The patient's symptoms were monitored for 18 hours until they subsided, and he was discharged after a full recovery.

Conclusion: Dandelion grass has potential therapeutic benefits, but its side effects may vary depending on dosage and application. Patients should inform their healthcare providers and only use products from reputable sources to avoid potential interactions or adverse effects.


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Vural, A. (2023). Anticholinergic effects of Taraxacum Genus Dandelion Grass consumption: A case report: Anticholinergic Side Effects of Dandelion Grass. Medical Science and Discovery, 10(4), 270–272.
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Received 2023-03-21
Accepted 2023-04-05
Published 2023-04-27


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