flaxseed (linum usitatissimum) - oral
GENERIC NAME: FLAXSEED (Linum usitatissimum) - ORAL
USES: Flaxseed has been used for constipation. It has also been used for controlling levels of cholesterol and blood sugar in the body.Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about your brand.The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Flaxseed may change the way your body absorbs other medicines taken by mouth. Therefore, take flaxseed at least 1 to 2 hours before or after the time(s) you usually take other medicines.Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Drink plenty of water while using this product.Do not use this product for constipation for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor. Do not use this product if you have had bowel problems for longer than 2 weeks or if there is blood in your stool. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
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