green tea (camellia sinensis) - oral

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GENERIC NAME: GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis) - ORAL

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USES: Green tea contains caffeine and it has been used to increase alertness. Green tea has also been used for cancer prevention, to lower cholesterol, and to prevent/delay Parkinson's disease.Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.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. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as headache, mental/mood changes such as irritability/nervousness) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.This product can decrease the amount of iron you get from food/supplements. If you have low iron levels, do not take green tea with meals or iron supplements. Take this product between meals.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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