wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)-oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these very unlikely but serious side effects that may occur with large doses: stomach pain, mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, tremors, change in the amount of urine, seizures, numbness, unusual thirst. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: stomach problems (e.g., ulcers). 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. Wormwood is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details. 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: ulcer medications (e.g., cimetidine, ranitidine, omeprazole). This product may enhance the effects of alcohol. Limit alcohol intake while using this product. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
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 and 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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