blue-green algae (spirulina) - oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Blue-green algae may contain contaminants (microcystins), which can cause liver disease. Stop taking this product and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking blue-green algae, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: immune system disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis).This product may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of phenylalanine, consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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