papaya (carica papaya) - oral (cont.)
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.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal medications you may use, especially of: digestive enzymes (e.g., pancrelipase), warfarin.This product may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including prothrombin time/INR). Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this product.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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