grape seed (cont.)
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Who should not take grape seed ()?
Before taking grape seed, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have any other medical conditions, allergies (especially to plants or foods), or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Grape seed may not be recommended in some situations.
Do not take grape seed without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is not known whether grape seed will harm an unborn baby.
Do not take grape seed without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is not known whether grape seed will harm a nursing infant.
There is no information available regarding the use of grape seed by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.
How should I take grape seed ()?
The use of grape seed in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.
If you choose to take grape seed, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Standardized extracts, tinctures, and solid formulations of herbal/health supplements may provide a more reliable dose of the product.
Different formulations of grape seed are available to be used internally (orally) and externally (topically).
Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets, topical formulations, teas, tinctures, and others) of grape seed at the same time, unless specifically directed to do so by a health care professional. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose of grape seed.
Store grape seed as directed on the package. In general, grape seed should be protected from light and moisture and stored in a sealed container.
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