Introduction: The use of medicinal plants is associated with the belief of the absence of adverse effects.
Objective: To report a possible association between the use of Plantago major and hypokalemia Case presentation: Thirty-eight-year-old female patient with numbness and weakness in her limbs due to hypokalemia (2.94 meq/l) associated with the use of Llantén (Plantago major), a medicinal plant of widespread use and global distribution. Potassium was normalized and symptoms subsided after discontinuation of Llantén. Conclusion: Possible adverse effects of the use of commonly used medicinal plants must always be considered.
|Translated title of the contribution||Symptomatic hypokalemia associated with use of Llantén (“Plantago major”)|
|Journal||Revista Habanera de Ciencias Medicas|
|State||Published - Nov 2020|