Hesperidin, also known by other names, is derived from citrus fruits. It is classified as a flavonoid with anti-oxidant or antimicrobial properties. The drug is mainly considered as a herbal supplement that is used for medical purposes. Hesperidin is used in the treatment of breast cancer, lymphedema, cardiovascular, hemorrhoids, venous stasis, celebralvascular, and varicose veins. The side effects of the drug include gastrointestinal reactions including nausea and diarrhea. The precautions of using the drug include risk of bleeding, drowsiness, headaches, and allergic patients. Pregnant women are also required to use the drug under the prescription of a physician. The pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of hesperidin are not fully understood.
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Durgadevi Nardarajah. Hesperidin-A short Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(1): Jan. 2014; Page 78-80.