red clover (Trifolium pratense)-oral

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red clover (Trifolium pratense)-oral

GENERIC NAME: RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense) - ORAL

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Red clover has been used for relieving coughing, skin problems, and for preventing symptoms caused by menopause/"change of life" (e.g., hot flashes, trouble sleeping). 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. Take this product under the supervision of your doctor. Your condition may require further medical examination or prescription medication. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these very unlikely but serious side effects: breast pain, severe headache, weakness, leg pain, chest pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: hormone-related tumors (e.g., breast cancer, uterine cancer), stroke, liver disease, blood clots, migraine headache, heart problems, kidney problems, seizures. Liquid preparations 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 the safe use of this product. This product should not be used in infants or children. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Red clover should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Because of the potential 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 medications you may use, especially of: estrogen, testosterone, progesterone (e.g., birth control pills, hormone replacement), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), antibiotics.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: Keep all regular medical or laboratory appointments.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Reviewed on 3/2/2005
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