comfrey (Symphytum officinale)-topical

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GENERIC NAME: COMFREY (Symphytum officinale) - TOPICAL

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USES: Comfrey (both the above-ground plant and the roots) has been used on the skin for the relief of swelling (inflammatory disorders such as bruises, sprains, pulled muscles or ligaments). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

HOW TO USE: Apply this product to the skin as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Due to the potential for very serious side effects (e.g., liver damage), do not use any comfrey product by mouth. Do not use comfrey longer than 4-6 weeks per year. Do not apply comfrey to cuts, ulcers or other open wounds. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

SIDE EFFECTS: Unlikely but report to your doctor promptly stomach upset, dark urine or yellowing eyes and skin. These effects have mainly occurred with oral use of comfrey. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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