What is GARLIC?
(GARLIC) Garlic has been used for blood vessel disease (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Consult your doctor for more information if you have heart or blood vessel disease or high blood pressure. 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.
How should I use GARLIC?
Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition lasts or gets worse, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take GARLIC?
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; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soybean oil), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: bleeding/clotting problems, stomach/abdominal problems (such as gut infections, inflammatory bowel disease). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Garlic may increase the risk of bleeding problems. 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. This product may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
What may interact with GARLIC?
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some drugs that may interact with this product include: protease inhibitors (such as indinavir, saquinavir), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs such as nevirapine, efavirenz), isoniazid, medications/herbal products that may increase your risk of bleeding (including "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). This product can speed up or slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include acetaminophen, azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), chlorzoxazone, calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem), among others. 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 81-162 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 hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.
What if I miss a dose of GARLIC?
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. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
What side effects may I notice from receiving GARLIC?
Breath and body odor, upset stomach, or heartburn may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy or unusual bruising/bleeding. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Where should I keep GARLIC?
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. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.