In this Article
- What other names is Laminaria known by?
- What is Laminaria?
- How does Laminaria work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Laminaria.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The use of laminaria directly on the cervix during pregnancy or childbirth is UNSAFE. It can cause serious side effects for both mother and child, including infection, rupture of the cervix, and infant death. Taking laminaria by mouth during pregnancy is also UNSAFE because laminaria can affect hormones.
Taking laminaria by mouth during breast-feeding is LIKELY UNSAFE because laminaria might contain some poisonous chemicals.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it's best to avoid laminaria.
Kidney problems: Laminaria might cause dangerously high potassium and iodine levels. Don't take laminaria if you have kidney problems.
Thyroid problems: Laminaria contains significant amounts of iodine, which might make thyroid problems worse.
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