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Brand Names:

Generic Name: pitcher plant (Pronunciation: pit sher plant)

What is pitcher plant ()?

Pitcher plant is also known as Eve's Cup, Fly Catcher, Huntsman's Cup, Water Cup and others.

Pitcher plant has been used for stomach and digestive problems, for urinary tract disorders, and formerly as a cure for smallpox.

Pitcher plant has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of pitcher plant 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.

Pitcher plant may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of pitcher plant ()?

Stop taking pitcher plant and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Other side effects may also occur with the use of pitcher plant. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about pitcher plant ()?

Do not take pitcher plant without first talking to your doctor or health care provider if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether pitcher plant will harm an unborn baby.

Pitcher plant has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of pitcher plant may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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