shark cartilage - oral (cont.)
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.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: certain antibiotics (quinolones such as ciprofloxacin, tetracyclines such as doxycycline), chondroitin, levothyroxine, products that contain calcium (e.g., supplements, vitamins, antacids).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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