gotu kola (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using gotu kola ()?
You should not use gotu kola if you have liver disease.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use gotu kola. Before you use this product, tell your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if you have:
It is not known whether gotu kola is harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this product without talking to a healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether gotu kola passes into breast milk or if it may harm a nursing baby. Ask your healthcare provider before using gotu kola if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I use gotu kola ()?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to use gotu kola, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Different formulations of gotu kola are available to be taken by mouth (orally) or applied to the skin (topically).
Do not use different formulations of gotu kola (such as tablets and topical forms) at the same time, unless your healthcare provider has told you to. Using different formulations together can increase your risk of an overdose of gotu kola.
Store gotu kola at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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