In this Article
- What other names is Coleus known by?
- What is Coleus?
- How does Coleus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Coleus.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy: Coleus is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used during pregnancy. High doses of coleus might slow or stop the growth of the fetus. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking coleus if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorders: There is some evidence that forskolin, a chemical found in coleus, might increase the risk of bleeding in some people.
Heart disease: Forskolin, a chemical found in coleus, might lower blood pressure. There is some concern that coleus might interfere with treatment for heart or blood vessel diseases and could make these conditions worse. Use coleus with caution if you have a heart problem.
Low blood pressure: Forskolin, a chemical found in coleus, might lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already low, taking coleus might make it drop too much.
Surgery: Forskolin, a chemical found in coleus, might increase bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using coleus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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