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Licorice root extract oral
LICORICE (Glycyrrhiza glabra) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

LICORICE (Glycyrrhiza glabra) - ORAL

Uses

Licorice root has been used for ulcers, and also for the common cold (cough suppressant and expectorant action). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

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. This herbal product should not be used for more than 4-6 weeks unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Unlikely but report promptly: headache, swelling of the ankles/feet/hands, muscle pain or weakness, irregular heartbeat. Very unlikely but report promptly: stomach discomfort. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems, high blood pressure, low potassium levels, severe muscle spasms, diabetes. Liquid preparations 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 the safe use of this product. Licorice is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially: hormones (e.g., mineralocorticoids such as fludrocortisone), digoxin, insulin, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), "water pills" (diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone).

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include bloating or swelling of ankles, feet, or hands; sluggishness; muscle pain or weakness; numbness of the legs or arms; weight gain; irregular heartbeat; lack of feeling alert; and trouble walking.

Notes

Keep all regular medical and laboratory test appointments.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use 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.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.