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- What other names is Kava known by?
- What is Kava?
- Is Kava effective?
- How does Kava work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Kava.
Early symptoms of liver damage include yellowed eyes and skin (jaundice), fatigue, and dark urine.
Do not take kava if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have been told by your healthcare professional that you are depressed.
- You have a liver disease such as hepatitis.
- You have Parkinson's disease.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Kava might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.
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