comfrey (Symphytum officinale)-topical (cont.)
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.
PRECAUTIONS: Do not apply this product to large areas of your skin without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Comfrey is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential 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.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Keep all regular medical or laboratory test appointments.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next application, skip the missed application and resume your usual schedule. Do not double the amount to catch up.
STORAGE: Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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