A caffeine-containing central nervous system stimulant. It has been used for weight reduction, diarrhea, and headaches. It may have other uses as well. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Guarana is an herbal product. It works by providing energy and reducing appetite, which are effects related to the caffeine content of guarana.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Guarana . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Guarana . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Guarana may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Guarana as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Guarana .
Stopping guarana after regular daily use may result in WITHDRAWAL symptoms (eg, anxiety, headache, irritability).
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Anxiety; diarrhea; headache; increased urination; nausea; nervousness; shakiness; tremors; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; irregular heartbeat; seizures.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org ), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include agitation; irregular heartbeat; irritability; painful urination; seizures; stomach cramps; tremors; vomiting.Proper storage of Guarana :
Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light unless otherwise directed on the package label. Do not store in the bathroom. Most herbal products are not in childproof containers. Keep Guarana out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Guarana . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.