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Brand Names:

Generic Name: jojoba topical (Pronunciation: Ho ho ba TOP ih kcal)

What is jojoba topical ()?

The use of jojoba topical in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal/health 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.

Jojoba topical is also known as Simmondsia chinensis.

Jojoba topical has been used for skin care and in cosmetics. Jojoba topical should not be used internally (i.e. taken by mouth). It is intended for topical use only.

Jojoba topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of jojoba topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Jojoba topical may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of jojoba topical ()?

Side effects have not been reported with the use of jojoba topical. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you experience any side effects from jojoba topical. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about jojoba topical ()?

Jojoba topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of jojoba topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.



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