papaya (carica papaya) - oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, inability to move.When papaya is taken in large doses, it may infrequently cause serious irritation and ulcers in the esophagus. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this product and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: new or worsening heartburn, chest pain, difficult/painful swallowing.A very serious allergic reaction to this product 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 papaya, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to latex; or if you have any other allergies.If you have the following health problem, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: disease of the pancreas (e.g., pancreatitis).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.Papaya must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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