THE CANCER TREATMENT COMPANION® SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Many of these safety considerations may seem to be in contradiction with each other. That’s because they are. Our infusions are designed to address many safety considerations with other pharmaceutical herbs (e.g. both raising and lowering blood sugar levels at the same time). The infusion is made further safe by managing the herbal quantities provided at any one time. Please follow our recommended dosage below and be confident and secure in your pathology prevention efforts.
Ingredients of this infusion consumed in quantities of three teaspoons (3 teabags) per day over a three to six-month period are GENERALLY CONSIDERED SAFE by the FDA under the G.R.A.S. provision. However, you might consider the following:
General Considerations This infusion may temporarily worsen symptoms because of the detoxifying action. When consumed by mouth in normal quantities this infusion does not cause serious side effects. But some people can experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea. Do not continue consuming this infusion if you experience any of these symptoms.
When consumed in extreme amounts (over ten teabags per day) for more than 4 weeks or in smaller amounts long-term, this infusion can cause side effects including high blood pressure, low potassium levels, weakness, and paralysis, in otherwise healthy people. Overuse and abuse of this infusion could make kidney disease worse. The infusion can lower a man's interest in sex and also worsen erectile dysfunction (ED) by lowering levels of a hormone called testosterone.
So don't consume more than 10 bags of this infusion per day - ever!
Infants and Children Not for the use by anyone under twelve years old. This infusion has not been tested for the consumption by children or infants and is considered UNSAFE. If accidentally ingested contact medical authorities immediately.
Allergic Reactions This infusion may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae plant families. Members of these families include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to test with a small quantity of the herbs contained within this infusion externally rubbed on your skin, followed by drinking a small amount of the diluted infusion. Only after these tests prove to be safe, should you consume normally. Check with your healthcare provider with any concerns. This infusion contains significant amounts of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is similar to aspirin. Avoid drinking large quantities if you are allergic to aspirin. People with eczema seem to have a higher chance of having an allergic reaction, so be careful if you have eczema.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding There is not enough reliable information about the safety of consuming this infusion if you are pregnant or breast feeding. It is LIKELY UNSAFE. There is a concern that it might cause early delivery or miscarriage. It might promote a menstrual period or stimulate the uterus, putting the pregnancy at risk.
Infertility This infusion could lower testosterone levels and decrease sperm movement when consumed by men. This might reduce fertility. This infusion should be used cautiously by people trying to have a baby, and not consumed 48 hours prior to any reproductive efforts.
Iron Deficiency Drinking high amounts of this infusion might prevent the absorption of iron. This infusion should be used with caution in people with iron deficiency, talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Diabetes Some evidence suggests that drinking this infusion might lower blood sugar levels. Drinking it might lower blood sugar levels too much in people with diabetes who are already taking medications to lower blood sugar. Monitor blood sugar levels carefully while drinking this infusion, and talk with your health provider about any concerns you may have.
Autoimmune Diseases This infusion might make the immune system more active. This could worsen the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. If you have any of these conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Liver Disease Drinking this infusion along with medication that might also harm the liver can increase the risk of liver damage. Consult your healthcare provider if you are taking a medication that can harm the liver. Also, be sure to have liver function tests done. Some medications that can harm the liver include acetaminophen (Tylenol and others), amiodarone (Cordarone), carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid (INH), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), methyldopa (Aldomet), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), erythromycin (Erythrocin, Ilosone, others), phenytoin (Dilantin), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and many others.
Heart Disease There is some evidence that the components of this infusion might make heart disease worse. This infusion might cause a pounding heart, irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure. Talk with your healthcare provider about drinking this infusion and its potential risk if you have a heart problem.
Leukemia Some test tube studies suggested this infusion might be effective against childhood leukemia. But benefits have not been shown in people. In fact, this infusion might make leukemia worse. If you have leukemia, check with your healthcare provider before drinking this infusion.
Organ transplant This infusion might make the immune system more active. This would be a problem for people who have received an organ transplant. A more active immune system might increase the risk of organ rejection. If you have had an organ transplant, check with your healthcare provider before drinking this infusion.
Hormone-sensitive conditions This infusion may act like estrogen, impacting conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, check with your healthcare provider before drinking this infusion.
Mental Conditions Conditions such as mania or schizophrenia could be made worse by drinking this infusion, drink with caution if you are experiencing any of these conditions.
Seizures Drinking this infusion theoretically could increase your risk of a seizure in some people. Taking medications that increase the chance of having a seizure along with this infusion might increase the risk of having a seizure. Do not drink this infusion with medication that increases the chance of having a seizure. Some medications that increase the chance of having a seizure include anesthesia (propofol, others), antiarrhythmics (mexiletine), antibiotics (amphotericin, penicillin, cephalosporins, imipenem), antidepressants (bupropion, others), antihistamines (cyproheptadine, others), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), narcotics (fentanyl, others), stimulants (methylphenidate), theophylline, and others.
Medications used to prevent seizures affect chemicals in the brain. This infusion may also affect chemicals in the brain. By affecting chemicals in the brain, the infusion may decrease the effectiveness of medications used to prevent seizures. Some medications used to prevent seizures include phenobarbital, primidone (Mysoline), valproic acid (Depakene), gabapentin (Neurontin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.
Gallbladder Problems This infusion can make gallbladder problems worse. If you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, talk with your healthcare provider before drinking this infusion.
Blood Pressure This infusion can theoretically both raise and lower your blood pressure. This may increase the risk of blood pressure dropping too low in people prone to low blood pressure and too high in people prone to high blood pressure. There is a concern that the infusion might make the body accumulate more sodium, and this can make high blood pressure worse. Don't consume large amounts of the infusion without monitoring your blood pressure.
Bleeding Disorders This infusion might slow blood clotting. In theory drinking the infusion might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Surgery This infusion might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. It may also cause too much drowsiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop consuming it at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
No side effects or drug interactions have been reported concerning this infusion. However, you might consider the following:
Alcohol Interactions - Be cautious with this combination. Talk with your healthcare provider. Alcohol can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Our infusion may also cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Consuming large amounts of the infusion along with alcohol might cause too much sleepiness.
Cocaine Interactions - Cocaine has many dangerous side effects. Using this infusion along with cocaine might increase the side effects of cocaine including heart attack and death.
Caffeine Interactions - The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. This infusion might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Drinking this infusion along with caffeine might cause too much caffeine in the bloodstream and increase the risk of side effects. Common side effects include jitteriness, headache, and fast heartbeat.
Liver Processing Interaction – By design, some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. This infusion might affect how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. Consuming this infusion along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Some medications that are changed by the liver include acetaminophen, amitriptyline (Elavil), atorvastatin (Lipitor), diazepam (Valium), digoxin, entacapone (Comtan), estrogen, haloperidol (Haldol), irinotecan (Camptosar), lamotrigine (Lamictal), lorazepam (Ativan), lovastatin (Mevacor), meprobamate, morphine, ondansetron (Zofran), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur, others), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, others), oxazepam (Serax), and others.
Medications Changed by the Body - Some medications are changed and broken down by the body. This infusion might change how the body breaks down some medications. Drinking this infusion along with some medications might increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before drinking, talk to your healthcare provider if you might be taking any medications that are changed by the body. Some medications changed by the body include lovastatin (Mevacor), clarithromycin (Biaxin), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), diltiazem (Cardizem), estrogens, indinavir (Crixivan), triazolam (Halcion), and many others.
Antibiotic Interactions – This infusion might decrease how much antibiotics the body absorbs. Consuming it along with antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics. Some antibiotics that might interact with this infusion include azithromycin, ciprofloxacin (Cipro), clarithromycin, enoxacin (Penetrex), demeclocycline (Declomycin), erythromycin , minocycline (Minocin), norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), tetracycline (Achromycin), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and grepafloxacin (Raxar).
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) Interactions - Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) is used to decrease the immune system. This infusion increases the immune system. Drinking the infusion along with cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) might decrease the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar).
Lithium Interactions – This infusion might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Drinking it might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Immunosuppressants Interactions – Drinking this infusion with medications that decrease the immune system might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system. Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.
Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet Interactions - This infusion might slow blood clotting. Drinking it along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Midazolam (Versed) Interactions - Taking midazolam with this infusion might increase how much midazolam the body absorbs. This might increase the effects and side effects of midazolam, but more information is needed. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking Midazolam. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Antihypertensive Drugs Interactions – This infusion might decrease blood pressure. Drinking this infusion along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.
Antidiabetes Drugs Interactions – This infusion might affect blood sugar, either lowering or increasing blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Drinking the infusion along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low or cause your diabetes medication to be less effective. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed. Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) Interactions – This infusion might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Drinking this infusion along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness. Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
CAUTION: Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels, indications, and safety consideration product tabs. Consult your pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare professional before consuming.