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lecithin (cont.)

Who should not take lecithin (Lecithin Natural, Lecithin-Softgels, Soya Lecithin)?

Talk to your doctor before taking lecithin if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or herbal/health supplements. Lecithin may not be recommended in some situations.

Do not take lecithin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. Lecithin is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Do not take lecithin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

There is no information available regarding the use of lecithin by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.

How should I take lecithin (Lecithin Natural, Lecithin-Softgels, Soya Lecithin)?

The use of lecithin 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 use lecithin, 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.

Lecithin is available in pill, granule, paste, and liquid formulations. Other formulations may also be available.

Do not take more of this product than is directed.

Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets, liquid, and others) of lecithin 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 lecithin.

Store lecithin as directed on the package. In general, lecithin should be protected from light and moisture.

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