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   Garlic-Calcium

Garlic-Calcium
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Garlic has been used for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Consult your doctor for more information if you have heart disease or high blood pressure. Garlic has also been used to prevent tick bites.Some herbal/dietary supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

 
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Garlic-Calcium

Uses
Garlic has been used for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Consult your doctor for more information if you have heart disease or high blood pressure. Garlic has also been used to prevent tick bites.Some herbal/dietary supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Notes
  • Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.

Storage
  • Refer to storage information printed on the package.
  • If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.
  • Keep all medications and herbal products away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Take this product by mouth as directed.
  • Follow all directions on the product package.
  • If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects
  • Breath and body odor, upset stomach, or heartburn may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy or unusual bruising/bleeding.A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking garlic, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other ingredients that may be listed on the product label (e.g., soybean oil); or if you have any other allergies.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: bleeding/clotting problems, stomach/abdominal problems (e.g., gut infections, inflammatory bowel disease).Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding problems.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this product.Limit alcohol because it can worsen the risk of stomach upset and bleeding problems.Liquid forms of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol.
  • Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, or liver disease.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this product.Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • This product should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: protease inhibitors (e.g., indinavir, saquinavir), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs such as nevirapine, efavirenz).If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting garlic products.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: isoniazid, medications/herbal products that may increase your risk of bleeding (e.g., "blood thinners" such as warfarin and heparin, anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, herbals such as danshen/ginger/gingko), drugs removed from your body by certain liver enzymes (such as acetaminophen, chlorzoxazone, cyclosporine, theophylline, calcium channel blockers including diltiazem, azole antifungals including ketoconazole).Aspirin may also increase the risk of bleeding when used with this product.
  • If your doctor has prescribed low doses of aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue to take the aspirin.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This product may decrease the effectiveness of birth control that contains estrogen (pills, patch, ring).
  • This can result in pregnancy.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.
  • Discuss whether you should use additional reliable birth control methods while taking this product.Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

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