Unless otherwise instructed by your health care professional, suggested usage reflects the manufacturer's recommendation for this product.
Adults: Two capsules per day or as directed by a health care professional.
Duration of use dependent upon the advice of your health care professional.
Pau d'Arco might increase the risk of bleeding during as well as after a surgical procedure, and may decrease blood clotting speed. Due to this, do not use this herb for a minimum period of two weeks prior to having surgery. Talk with a doctor for more information, and tell him if you have been taking Pau d'Arco at all, even if it was prior to the two-week period before the scheduled procedure. Additionally, ask him for details about when you can resume taking it after the surgery, if you intend to do so.
Pau d'Arco has the potential to raise the risk of bleeding in people who have bleeding disorders. An example of such a condition is hemophilia. If such a condition affects you, talk with your doctor before you begin using Pau d'Arco.
Pau d'Arco, when a person uses it internally, has the potential to strengthen the blood-thinning effects that are seen in certain medications known as anticoagulants. This may lead to significantly high levels of bleeding, as well as other medical issues. Contact a medical professional prior to using this herb and such a medication at the same or nearby time periods. Aspirin, enoxaparin, warfarin, and dalteparin are four such examples, but do not take them as being the only possibilities.
Using Pau d'Arco may lead to interactions with some medications. Speak with a qualified individual - such as a physician - before you use it in conjunction with any medicine, whether it be prescription or over-the-counter. Moreover, this herb may create interactions with other herbs or supplements. Therefore, please also talk with a professional before you use it along with such things.