Hydrazine sulfate is a chemical used in industry and as jet fuel. Some people use it as medicine.
Hydrazine sulfate is used for treating colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer (neuroblastoma), Hodgkin's disease (lymph cancer), and other cancers. It is also used for the general weight loss and wasting (cachexia) associated with cancer.
Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for HYDRAZINE SULFATE are as follows:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hydrazine sulfate for these uses.
Hydrazine sulfate is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It has been linked to cases of liver damage, seizure, coma, and death.
Hydrazine sulfate can cause some side effects including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, nerve problems, violent behavior, restlessness, seizures, coma, confusion, mood stimulation, excitement, weakness, irregular breathing, abnormal blood sugar levels, rash, and kidney damage.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Hydrazine sulfate is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women. It has been linked to cases of liver damage, seizure, coma, and death.
Diabetes: Hydrazine sulfate might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use hydrazine sulfate.
Liver disease: Hydrazine sulfate might damage the liver. It might be unsafe for people with liver disease.
Surgery: Since hydrazine sulfate might to affect blood glucose levels, there is a concern that it might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgery. Stop using hydrazine sulfate at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Isoniazid is a drug used for tuberculosis. The body breaks isoniazid down to hydrazine. Using both isoniazid and hydrazine might increase the risk of liver damage.
Hydrazine sulfate contains a chemical that affects the body. This chemical might increase the side effects of some medications used for depression.
Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.
Hydrazine sulfate might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking hydrazine sulfate along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Hydrazine sulfate might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking hydrazine sulfate along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
There is some evidence that hydrazine sulfate might lower blood sugar. Using it with other herbs or supplements that have this same effect might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Some of these products include bitter melon, cowhage, ginger, goat's rue, fenugreek, kudzu, willow bark, and others.
Hydrazine might interfere with the way pyridoxine works in the body.
Avoid using hydrazine sulfate with foods that contain a chemical called tyramine. Tyramine-containing foods include avocado, banana, brewer's yeast, broad beans, caviar, aged cheese, aged red wine, herring, liver, and pickled meats.
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