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Guarana oral
GUARANA (Paullinia cupana) - 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.

GUARANA (Paullinia cupana) - ORAL

Uses

Guarana has been used for preventing drowsiness and for weight loss. It is a caffeine-containing product. 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. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Nausea, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, restlessness, nervousness, tremor, increased urination, headache or lightheadedness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: fast or irregular heartbeat, black stools, mental/mood changes. 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: heart disease, diabetes, anxiety disorders, depression, a history of ulcers. 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. Guarana 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

Tell your doctor of any medication you may use, especially of: cimetidine, disulfiram, ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, birth control pills, theophylline, water pills (diuretics such as furosemide), other stimulants (adrenaline-like drugs such as phenylpropanolamine). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate, since guarana contains caffeine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of caffeine-containing products. Cigarette smoking can affect this medication. Tell your doctor if you smoke or if you have recently stopped smoking.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include agitation, irritability, painful urination, tremors, irregular heartbeat, stomach cramps, vomiting, and seizures.

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.