In this Article
- What other names is Catechu known by?
- What is Catechu?
- How does Catechu work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Catechu.
It's also not known whether it's safe to apply catechu directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Catechu is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.
Low blood pressure (hypotension): Catechu might lower blood pressure. There is a concern that it might lower blood pressure too much, causing fainting and other symptoms, in people who already have low blood pressure.
Surgery: Because catechu might lower blood pressure, there is a concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using catechu at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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