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shark cartilage - oral (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions and warnings on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.If you are mixing the powdered or liquid form of this product with juice, mix the product right before use. Do not prepare a supply in advance.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, changes in taste, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: weakness, unusual tiredness, dizziness, increased thirst/urination, shakiness, mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, nervousness).Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of liver disease (e.g., yellowing eyes/skin, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark urine).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 shark cartilage, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to chondroitin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia), diabetes, heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., peripheral vascular disease), kidney disease, liver disease, recent surgery/injury.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.This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.It is unknown if this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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