PRECAUTIONS: Before taking garlic, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other ingredients that may be listed on the product label; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soybean oil), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: bleeding/clotting problems, stomach/abdominal problems (e.g., gut infections, inflammatory bowel disease).Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding problems. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this product.Limit alcohol because it can worsen the risk of stomach upset and bleeding problems.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.This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product.This product may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: This product should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: protease inhibitors (e.g., indinavir, saquinavir), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs such as nevirapine, efavirenz).If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting garlic products.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: isoniazid, medications/herbal products that may increase your risk of bleeding (e.g., "blood thinners" such as warfarin and heparin, anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, herbals such as danshen/ginger/gingko), drugs removed from your body by certain liver enzymes (such as acetaminophen, chlorzoxazone, cyclosporine, theophylline, calcium channel blockers including diltiazem, azole antifungals including ketoconazole).Aspirin may also increase the risk of bleeding when used with this product. If your doctor has prescribed low doses of aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue to take the aspirin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This product may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.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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