Karela is a Himalaya medication containing a pure plant extract of Momordica Charantia (or Bitter Gourd). It is a potent laxative and digestive agent with anti inflammatory and anti flatulent properties. It is an iron-containing herb that is also enriched with vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and C), potassium and calcium. It is chiefly effective against the type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to keep a normal glucose level in the blood.
Take this medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. Carefully follow all recommendations given to you by a doctor. Avoid exceeding your dose or taking the medication longer than it was advised. Swallow this medication with a full glass of water or milk. There is a must to discuss with your doctor a list of other medications you may take consentaneously with Karela. If you use other medicinal products or food supplements without your doctor’s permission, it may result in a serious aggravation.
Notify your doctor in case you have been suffering from high blood pressure. To avoid a negative effect on the unborn baby, this medication is not taken by pregnant women as it may provoke contractions, cause metrorrhagia and abortion. It also can cause favism and can be toxic to children.
No absolute contraindications have been indicated.
Possible side effect
No side effects are known for this medication as it is not a stimulant but a natural product. A majority of patients haven’t experienced any severe drug response; however there is a must to perform a constant research.
It is able to interact with chlorpropamide that may result in hypoglycemia.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as possible. In case it is near the time for the next dose, avoid taking the missed dose and keep your ordinary dosing schedule. Avoid compensating a missed dose by taking an extra one.
If you suspect you have used too much of this medication, seek emergency medical attention right away. You must do this even if symptoms of discomfort or poisoning haven’t been indicated at once. You may need urgent medical attention.
This medication is stored in a cool dry place, away from sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets.
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