THE IRRITABLE BOWEL PACIFIER® 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.
People who are allergic to latex might also be allergic to this infusion. A very serious allergic reaction to this infusion is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
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.
Contraceptive drugs Some birth control pills contain estrogen. This infusion might have some of the same effects as estrogen. But this infusion isn't as strong as the estrogen in birth control pills. Drinking this infusion along with birth control pills might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. If you take birth control pills along with our infusion, use an additional form of birth control such as a condom.
Some birth control pills include ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (Triphasil), ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7), and others.
Testosterone Levels Drinking this infusion in large quantities might lower a man's interest in sex and also worsen erectile dysfunction (ED) by lowering levels of a hormone called testosterone.
Hormone-Sensitive Conditions If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids consider that this infusion might act like estrogen in the body. If you have any of these conditions which might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, talk with your healthcare provider about these potential concerns.
Flatulence This infusion may cause gas or stomach cramping in rare cases. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your healthcare provider promptly. Side effects of this infusion may produce abdominal or stomach cramping, constipation, gas (flatulence), and impaction.
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.
Heart disease This infusion can cause the body to store water, and this can make congestive heart failure worse. The infusion can also increase the risk of irregular heartbeat. 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 can cause the level of potassium to drop in the blood. This can make hypertonia a muscle condition caused by nerve problems worse. Talk with your healthcare provider about these concerns if you have hypertonia. .
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. Talk with your healthcare provider. Alcohol can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Our infusion may also cause sleepiness and drowsiness. People who are alcoholics are generally also thiamine deficient. Consuming large amounts of the infusion along with alcohol might cause too much sleepiness.
Benzodiazepines - This infusion might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Drugs that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Drinking this infusion along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some of these sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.
CNS depressants - 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.
Antihypertensive Drugs - Large amounts of this infusion seem to increase blood pressure. By increasing blood pressureour infusion might decrease the effectiveness of medications for high blood pressure.
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.
Corticosteroids - Some medications for inflammation can decrease potassium in the body. This infusion might also decrease potassium in the body. Drinking this infusion along with some medications for inflammation might decrease potassium in the body too much.
Some medications for inflammation include dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone (Cortef), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and others.
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.
Tobacco Interactions - People who chew tobacco flavored with licorice while drinking this infusion might develop high blood pressure and other side effects.
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.
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.
Estrogens - This infusion seems to change hormone levels in the body. Drinking this infusion along with estrogen pills might decrease the effects of estrogen pills.
Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.
Antidiabetes Drugs - This infusion might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Drinking this infusion along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
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.
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.
Antidiabetes drugs - This infusion might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Drinking this infusion along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. 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.
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) - Some types of cancer are affected by hormones in the body. Estrogen-sensitive cancers are cancers that are affected by estrogen levels in the body. Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is used to help treat and prevent these types of cancer. This infusion seems to also affect estrogen levels in the body. By affecting estrogen in the body, our infusion might decrease the effectiveness of tamoxifen (Nolvadex). Talk with your healthcare provider if you are taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex) about these possible concerns.
Ethacrynic Acid (Edecrin) - This infusion can cause the body to get rid of potassium. Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) can also cause the body to get rid of potassium. Drinking this infusion and ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) together might cause potassium to become too low. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are taking Ethacrynic Acid about these concerns.
Furosemide (Lasix) - This infusion can cause the body to get rid of potassium. Furosemide (Lasix) can also cause the body to get rid of potassium. Drinking this infusion and Furosemide (Lasix) together might cause potassium to become too low. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are taking Furosemide about these possible concerns.
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.
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