goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis) - oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: persistent headache, easy bruising/bleeding.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: nausea, vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, mental/mood changes (e.g., nervousness, depression).This product contains a substance called berberine, which can lower your blood sugar. Tell your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of low blood sugar, including cold sweat, blurred vision, dizziness, shaking, fast heartbeat, tingling hands/feet.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: 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 goldenseal, 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 medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high blood pressure, heart disease.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: bleeding/clotting disorders, diabetes.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.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.Goldenseal must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.This product may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this product. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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