In this Article
- What other names is Bitter Almond known by?
- What is Bitter Almond?
- How does Bitter Almond work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Bitter Almond.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to use bitter almond, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take bitter almond by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Surgery: Bitter almond can slow down the nervous system. Anesthesia and other drugs used during surgery do this as well. Using bitter almond along with these medications can slow down the central nervous system too much. Stop using bitter almond at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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