SUGGESTED USE: Take 2 capsules as needed, up to 3 times daily (or as directed by a health care professional), preferably with food. Store in a cool dry place.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. A bottle of White Willow Bark Extract contains enough medicine to seriously harm a child.
Avoid excessive heat (over 104 degrees F).
Consult a health practitioner before taking White Willow Bark Extract under the following conditions:
When taking other salicylates or other non FDA approved supplement, anti-inflammatories, or if allergic to salicylates; if taking medicines for anticoagulation, diabetes or gout.
If there is a history of asthma or other allergic conditions, or if suffering from severe anemia or from gastro-intestinal bleeding, intestinal ulcers, or bleeding.
During pregnancy, or nursing, or if pain, fever or inflammation persists.
If the underlying condition requires continued use of White Willow Bark Extract for more than five days; if you expect to undergo surgery, including dental surgery within 7 to 10 days of taking White Willow Bark.
White Willow Bark Extract should not be used for the prevention of heart disease, migraines, or strokes because it presently has not been proven to inhibit platelet-activating factors.
Research also shows that low levels of salicylates in the blood actually increase uric acid concentrations, whereas high levels of salicylates in the blood lower the uric acid level.
Since our product produces low salicylic acid levels, we recommend that White Willow Bark Extract not be used in the treatment of gout.
Since salicylates are excreted through the kidneys and salicin is converted to salicylate in the liver, we recommend that anyone with major metabolic problems with either organ consult a physician before taking White Willow Bark Extract.
White Willow Bark Extract has a large margin of safety, particularly for adults.* However, accidental overdoses can occur. If such an overdose is suspected, contact at once your health care practitioner, a poison control center or the emergency department of a hospital.
Children under the age of 16 should not take this medication.In particular, children who have or are recovering from chicken pox or the flu should not use this medicine to treat vomiting.