Pau d'Arco Cautions
Taken internally, pau d'arco can intensify the blood-thinning effect of anticoagulant medications, causing excessive bleeding and other problems.
Consult your doctor for guidance before taking these types of medications together.
Also be wary of drug interactions with Pau d'arco such as the following:
Pau d'arco intensifies the blood-thinning effect of dalteparin. Use with caution. Consult your doctor before taking together.
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection
Pau d'arco intensifies the blood-thinning effect of enoxaparin. Use with caution. Consult your doctor before taking together.
Pau d'arco intensifies the blood-thinning effect of warfarin. Use with caution. Consult your doctor before taking together.
Other interactions may exist so always consult your physician before combining any herb and medication.
If a pau d'arco supplement or tea upsets your stomach, take it with food. Stop taking it altogether if stomach upset continues.
Avoid high doses of pau d'arco, which can cause nausea, vomiting, excessive bleeding, and other complications.
Seek medical attention immediately if such reactions develop.
Limit your intake of pau d'arco to a week or so; this potent herb may pose notable health risks when taken internally for longer periods.
Because the risks are unknown, avoid pau d'arco if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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