flaxseed (linum usitatissimum) - oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, bloating, gas, heartburn, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: severe stomach pain, failure to have a bowel movement after taking this product.A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: 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 this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This product should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: trouble swallowing (e.g., esophageal stricture), blockage in the stomach/intestine (bowel obstruction).If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: other stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), certain types of cancers (breast, ovary, uterus), problems of the uterus (e.g., endometriosis, fibroids), bleeding problems, high blood fat levels (triglycerides).Liquid forms of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.Flaxseed has been used at normal doses in pregnancy. High doses are not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product.It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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