Green Tea oral dosage forms

What is this medicine?

GREEN TEA (green tee) is an herbal or dietary supplement. It is promoted as an antioxidant to help support good health. The FDA has not approved this supplement for any medical use.

This herbal may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this supplement by mouth, either as a beverage or in capsule or tablet form. Follow the directions on the package labeling, or take as directed by your health care professional. If this supplement upsets your stomach, take it with food. The tea may be mixed with milk. Do not take this supplement more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this supplement in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • anxiety or panic

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • fast, irregular breathing or heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded

  • muscle twitch

  • nausea, vomiting

  • seizures

  • tremors

  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation

  • difficulty sleeping

  • diarrhea

  • frequently passing urine

  • headache

  • irritability

  • nervousness, restlessness

  • stomach upset

What may interact with this medicine?

Check with your doctor or healthcare professional if you are taking any of the following medications:

  • aspirin and aspirin-like drugs

  • clozapine

  • dipyridamole

  • dyphylline

  • furazolidone

  • guarana

  • iron

  • isoniazid

  • linezolid

  • lithium

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • medicines for congestion, colds

  • medicines for weight loss

  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like cilostazol, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, ticlopidine, warfarin

  • other herbal or dietary supplements like ephedra, garlic, ginkgo

  • procarbazine

  • stimulants like amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate

  • theophylline

  • yohimbine

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature or as directed on the package label. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused supplement after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • anemia

  • bleeding disorder

  • diabetes

  • heart disease, irregular heartbeat

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • low blood sugar

  • seizure disorder

  • stomach problems like heartburn, ulcer

  • taking blood-thinning medications

  • thyroid disease

  • trouble sleeping

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to green tea, caffeine, other herbs, plants, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

This supplement may contain caffeine. Do not take this close to bedtime.

If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this supplement. You may need to stop taking this supplement before the procedure.

Herbal or dietary supplements are not regulated like medicines. Rigid quality control standards are not required for dietary supplements. The purity and strength of these products can vary. The safety and effect of this dietary supplement for a certain disease or illness is not well known. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The Food and Drug Administration suggests the following to help consumers protect themselves:

  • Always read product labels and follow directions.

  • Natural does not mean a product is safe for humans to take.

  • Look for products that include USP after the ingredient name. This means that the manufacturer followed the standards of the US Pharmacopoeia.

  • Supplements made or sold by a nationally known food or drug company are more likely to be made under tight controls. You can write to the company for more information about how the product was made.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2021 Elsevier
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