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   Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon



Bitter Melon is an herbal medicine used to treat diabetes, cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, stomach problems, and to increase appetite (appetite stimulant). Other names for Bitter Melon include: Balsam Pear, African Cucumber, Bitter Apple, Karla, Wild Cucumber, Margose, and Momordica charantia. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

 
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Bitter Melon

Uses
Bitter Melon is an herbal medicine used to treat diabetes, cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, stomach problems, and to increase appetite (appetite stimulant). Other names for Bitter Melon include: Balsam Pear, African Cucumber, Bitter Apple, Karla, Wild Cucumber, Margose, and Momordica charantia. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Storage
  • Keep all medicine locked up and away from children.
  • Store medicine away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places.
  • Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work.
  • Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need.
  • Never share your medicine with others.


How To Use
  • Talk with your caregiver about how much Bitter Melon you should take.
  • The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Bitter Melon.
  • If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle.
  • Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

Side Effects
  • Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects.
  • Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it. Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest . Chest pain . Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you ... are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement) . are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine . are breastfeeding . have liver disease . have any other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease.


Drug Interactions
  • Before taking Bitter Melon, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding . Monitor blood sugar closely if you are diabetic or any diabetic medications are taken at the same time as Bitter Melon . Do not take Bitter Melon if you have liver disease (9).

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User Medicine Opinions for Bitter Melon
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 52
Location: london
Time Taken: 7 days weeks

Reason: lower morning glucose sugar Date: 28 January 2011
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Additional Thoughts
after taking only one capsule before bed time my moring readings went from 8.6 to 7.2 and have gotten down to 6.8 after one capsule per night . I started 7 days ago. I wish I knew about it earlier. I take onejanuvia pill in the morning,no problems.

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