Infrequent (possibly fatal) liver disease may occur with use of kava products. Stop using kava and seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe nausea, extreme fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin, eyes, or nails.
Nervousness, trouble sleeping, hot flashes due to menopause, and as a muscle relaxant. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. It may have other uses as well. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Kava is an herbal product. It is thought to work by mildly sedating the central nervous system.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Kava . 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 Kava . 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 Kava 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 Kava 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 Kava .
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:
Mild nausea.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); blood in the urine; changes in vision; enlarged pupils; lack of coordination; muscle weakness; puffy face; red eyes; shortness of breath; weight loss.
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 blood in urine; difficulty moving; severe muscle weakness; shortness of breath; tiredness; unusual drowsiness.Proper storage of Kava :
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 Kava out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Kava . 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.