gotu kola (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose ()?
Consult your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider for instructions if you miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose ()?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using gotu kola ()?
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using gota kola.
What other drugs will affect gotu kola ()?
Gotu kola can be harmful to the liver, and these effects are increased when gotu kola is used together with medications that can harm the liver. Before using gotu kola, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);
- zileuton (Zyflo);
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- cancer medications
- tuberculosis medications;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- arthritis medications such as auranofin (Ridaura);
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), and others;
- medications to treat infections, such as dapsone, erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamate), or terbinafine (Lamisil);
- cholesterol medications such as niacin (Advicor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Altocor, Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), and others;
- diabetes medications such as acarbose (Precose), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia);
- HIV/AIDS medications such as lamivudine (Combivir, Epivir), abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine (Trizivir), nevirapine (Viramune), ritonavir (Norvir), tenofovir (Viread), zidovudine (Retrovir);
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), and others; or
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), felbamate (Felbatol), valproic acid (Depakene).
Herbal or alternative medicine products that may also be harmful to the liver include:
- herbal or alternative medicine products such as androstenedione, chaparral, comfrey, DHEA, germander, pennyroyal oil, red yeast, and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs or alternative medicine products that can interact with gotu kola. Tell your healthcare provider about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your healthcare provider.
Where can I get more information?
Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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