In this Article
- What other names is Gotu Kola known by?
- What is Gotu Kola?
- Is Gotu Kola effective?
- How does Gotu Kola work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Gotu Kola.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Gotu kola is POSSIBLY SAFE in pregnant women when applied to the skin. But don't take it by mouth. Not enough is known about the safety of taking gotu kola orally. There also isn't enough known about the safety of using gotu kola during breast-feeding. Avoid using it if you are nursing.
Liver disease: There is concern that gotu kola might cause liver damage. People who already have a liver disease such as hepatitis should avoid using gotu kola. It might make liver problems worse.
Surgery: Gotu kola might cause too much sleepiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop using gotu kola at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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