pitcher plant (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare professional before taking pitcher plant ()?
Before taking pitcher plant, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have allergies (especially to plants), have any medical condition, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Pitcher plant may not be recommended in some situations.
There is no information available regarding the use of pitcher plant by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.
How should I take pitcher plant ()?
The use of pitcher plant 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 pitcher plant, 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.
To ensure the correct dose, measure the liquid forms of pitcher plant with a dropper or a dose-measuring spoon or cup.
Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets, liquids, teas, and others) of pitcher plant 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 pitcher plant.
Store pitcher plant as directed on the package.
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