May 6, 2016

Vetiver

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How does Vetiver work?

Vetiver contains an oil that repels insects. It is not known how vetiver might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

Vetiver is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts and POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as a medicine. But the possible side effects are not known.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take vetiver if you are pregnant. It might cause a miscarriage. It's also best to avoid vetiver if you are breast-feeding. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown.

Dosing considerations for Vetiver.

The appropriate dose of vetiver depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for vetiver. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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