Licorice should be used with caution with blood pressure medications because large amounts of licorice can increase blood pressure and decrease the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
PREGNANCY: Licorice is not safe for pregnant women because it may cause miscarriage or early delivery; therefore, licorice should not be used in pregnant women.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of licorice are tiredness, increased blood pressure, low blood potassium levels, irregular menstrual cycle, headache, decreased libido, increased blood pressure, and increased fluids in the body.
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