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   Stevia

Stevia



Stevia is an herbal medicine used as a nonsugar sweetener in food and drinks. It is said to lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Other names for Stevia include: Paraguayan Sweet Herb, Sweetleaf, Azucaca, and Honey Leaf. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.



 
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Stevia

Uses
Stevia is an herbal medicine used as a nonsugar sweetener in food and drinks. It is said to lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Other names for Stevia include: Paraguayan Sweet Herb, Sweetleaf, Azucaca, and Honey Leaf. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Storage
  • Keep all medicine locked up and away from children.
  • Store medicine away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places.
  • Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work.
  • Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need.
  • Never share your medicine with others.


How To Use
  • Talk with your caregiver about how much Stevia you should take.
  • The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Stevia.
  • If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle.
  • Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

Side Effects
  • Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects.
  • Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it. Breathing problems or tightness in your throat or chest . Chest pain . Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you ... are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement) . are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine . are breastfeeding . have diabetes or high blood pressure . have any other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease.


Drug Interactions
  • Before taking Stevia, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding . If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you should not take Stevia without first consulting your health care professional.
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User Medicine Opinions for Stevia
Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 46
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: weight loss Date: 11 February 2011
Side Effects
blister type rash from the neck down that itch terribly.

Additional Thoughts
taste is great but side effects are awful

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 57
Location: Maine
Time Taken: 2 weeks

Reason: sugar sub Date: 2 May 2010
Side Effects
tingling sensation on face and rash on chest

Additional Thoughts
loved the taste in iced tea but now i'm scared to use it.

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 25
Time Taken: 1 months

Reason: Sugar supplement in drinks and foods. Date: 6 January 2010
Side Effects
Rash on chest and buttocks, tingling in face, lips, eyes and fingers, non-producing cough from tingling in throat, ride side chest pain

Additional Thoughts
If you're not allergic to Stevia, there's no problem in using it, but an allergy alert MUST be put on the boxes!!

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