UZARA Side Effects & Safety
Uzara might be safe when used by mouth for a short time, but the side effects are unknown. Diarrhea lasting for more than a couple of days should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.
Uzara is UNSAFE when used by injection and has caused death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of uzara during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart disease: Don’t use uzara if you have a heart condition. It contains chemicals that could make your condition worse or interfere with your treatment.
Low potassium levels: Low potassium levels threaten the health of your heart. Using uzara can drive your potassium levels even lower and raise the risk of heart damage.
Major Interaction Do not take this combination
- Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with UZARA
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Uzara also seems to affect the heart. Taking uzara along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take uzara if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Antibiotics (Macrolide antibiotics) interacts with UZARA
Uzara can affect the heart. Some antibiotics might increase how much uzara the body absorbs. Increasing how much uzara the body absorbs might increase the effects and side effects of uzara.
Some antibiotics called macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin.
- Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with UZARA
Taking tetracycline antibiotics along with uzara might increase the chance of side effects from uzara.
Some tetracycline antibiotics include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).
- Quinine interacts with UZARA
Uzara can affect the heart. Quinine can also affect the heart. Taking quinine along with uzara might cause serious heart problems.
- Stimulant laxatives interacts with UZARA
Uzara can affect the heart. The heart uses potassium. Laxatives called stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the chance of side effects uzara. Some stimulant laxatives include bisacodyl (Correctol, Dulcolax), cascara, castor oil (Purge), senna (Senokot), and others.
- Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with UZARA
Uzara might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from uzara.
Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.
The appropriate dose of uzara depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for uzara. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.