THE URINARY SYSTEM FORTIFIER® 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. Because of its oxalic acid content, an extreme overdose of this infusion might cause paralysis, breathing difficulty, and death.
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. This infusion might also cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to birch, celery, or wild carrot. This has been called the “celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome.” This infusion might also cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to white mustard, honey, royal jelly, hazelnut, olive, latex, peach, kiwi, the Micronesian nut called Nangai, and other plants from the genus Artemisia, including sage. 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.
Diabetes There is some concern that large amounts of this infusion might lower blood sugar. This might lower blood sugar levels too much in people with diabetes who are already taking medications to lower blood sugar. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and are consuming this infusion. Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interact with this infusion so be cautious. Dosing adjustments to diabetes medications might be necessary. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Edema This infusion should not be used for specific edema management when there is reduced cardiac or kidney function. Fluid retention (Edema) due to "Irrigation therapy," with large amounts of fluids being consumed to increase urine flow, should not be attempted in people with heart or kidney disease.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) This infusion or part of an herbal "irrigation therapy" may not work against infections and may require the addition of germ-killing medications. "Irrigation therapy" if used should be monitored closely. Don’t depend on it for clearing up an infection. This infusion should be used as part of a pathology prevent protocol, not part of an existing infestation cure.
Kidney Disorders This infusion may increase urine flow. If you have kidney problems, discuss this concern with your healthcare provider before starting it.
Drowsiness This infusion may cause short periods of drowsiness immediately following consumption. Use proper safety cautions if you become drowsy.
Bleeding Disorder This infusion might slow blood clotting. In theory, consuming it might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Heart disease Don’t self-medicate with this infusion if you have heart disease. It is UNSAFE to use unless you are under close medical supervision.
Potassium Deficiency This infusion contains chemicals called cardiac glycosides that can cause the body to lose potassium. This might make potassium deficiency worse. If your potassium level gets low enough, it can harm the heart. Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others. Monitor carefully if you have existing potassium deficiencies. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
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. This infusion might interfere with control of these conditions. Large amounts of this infusion might lower levels of potassium, making any existing potassium deficits worse. 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. Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with this infusion, so be cautious. Dosing adjustments to diabetes medications might be necessary. 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 Interaction - Be cautious with this combination. 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. Talk with your healthcare provider.
Cocaine Interaction - Cocaine has many dangerous side effects. Using this infusion along with cocaine might increase the side effects of cocaine including heart attack and death.
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.
Antibiotic Interaction – This infusion might decrease how much antibiotic 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).
Warfarin (Coumadin) – Warfarin is sometimes used to slow blood clotting and inflamation. This infusion might increase how long warfarin (Coumadin) is in the body and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have. Corticosteroid Interactions – Some medications for inflammation can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from this infusion. This infusion may interact with corticosteroids. The dose of your corticosteroids might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have. Some medications for inflammation include dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone (Cortef), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and others.
Urinary Acidifiers - Urinary acidifiers inhibit the conversion of arbutin to active hydroquinone, rendering this infusion less effective. Water Pills - Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with this infusion. The dose of your diuretic medication might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Thyroid Disease – There is a concern that this infusion may change thyroid function, reduce thyroid hormone levels, and interfere with thyroid hormone-replacement therapy. The dose of your treatment might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Other Medications – This infusion may delay absorption of other medications taken at the same time. Anthraquinone Glycoside Interactions - Should not be used in conjunction with anthraquinone glycoside containing plants.
Calcium Supplement Interactions - This infusion can stimulate the heart. Calcium might also affect the heart. Consuming this infusion along with calcium supplements might cause the heart to be too stimulated. The dose of your supplements might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interactions - Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. This infusion also seems to affect the heart. Taking the infusion along with digoxin might increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not consume this infusion if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
Quinine Interactions – This infusion can affect the heart. Quinine can also affect the heart. Taking quinine along with the infusion might cause heart problems. The dose of quinine might need to be changed. Talk with your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have.
Antibiotics (Macrolide and Tetracycline) Interactions – Some antibiotics might increase how much of this infusion the body absorbs. Consuming this infusion along with some antibiotics might increase the effects and side effects of this infusion. Some antibiotics called macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin. Some tetracycline antibiotics include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).
Lithium Interactions - This infusion might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Consuming the infusion might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in some side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Kidney Stones – This infusion contains a small amount of a chemical called oxalate. Since kidney stones are made primarily from oxalate combined with calcium, healthcare providers worry that this infusion might increase the risk of kidney stones.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) Interactions - Drinking our infusion before taking acetaminophen might increase how fast your body gets rid of acetaminophen. But more information is needed to know if this is a big concern. Be watchful with this combination.
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.