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Germanium oral
GERMANIUM - 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.

GERMANIUM - ORAL

Uses

Germanium (organic Germanium or Germanium sesquioxide) has been used for improving body system function and for boosting the immune system. Germanium has also been used for a variety of problems including low energy, eye problems (cataracts), AIDS, cancer, heart disease and arthritis. 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

Germanium use has been associated with very serious side effects (kidney problems). Do not use this product without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist. 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

Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: changes in the amount of urine, weakness, dizziness, tingling of the hands or feet. 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: kidney disease. Germanium 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: water pills (e.g., furosemide), drugs which may harm the kidneys (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin or tobramycin; amphotericin, cyclosporine).

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Keep all regular medical and laboratory 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.