Is there anyone who shouldn't take Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps?
If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, are allergic to butterbur or have liver disease, you should not use Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps.. As with anything you give children and adolescents, Petadolex® butterbur Gelcaps are best used under a doctor's care.
Do I need my doctor's approval to take Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps?
Because Petadolex® is an herbal supplement, you don't need a prescription. However, if you are taking other dietary supplements or medications and/or are under the care of a doctor, you may want to check with your doctor.
Is Petadolex® safe?
Neither harmful side effects nor harmful drug interactions have been discovered in three decades of use. Generally, Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps are considered as safe or safer than many products available in your local drug store.
I understand that Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps are made from the butterbur plant as are many other herbal supplements. Are all butterbur remedies the same, or are some better or safer than others?
No! Not all butterbur remedies are the same and not all of them are safe. Here's why: The butterbur plant in its unpurified powder form contains natural pyrrolizidin alkaloids (PAs) which may cause liver damage or liver cancer. PAs can be eliminated only while in a liquid form and cannot be eliminated from solid or powdered butterbur root. Only Petadolex® is manufactured by a patented method for extracting the beneficial liquid of the Butterbur plant without the PAs. This purification process guarantees that Petadolex® is free of detectable PAs.
Furthermore, in Europe, where Petadolex® is manufactured, the special butterbur liquid extract is under strict regulation by health authorities. Therefore, Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps must be produced so that it is 100% PA-free.
What are the reported side effects of using Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps?
There are more than one million people worldwide who have used Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps, of which 153,000 are in the U.S. No side effects have ever been reported in the U.S. However in Europe where approximately 750,000 patients have used Petadolex®, less than 0.02294% have reported suspected adverse reactions, primarily burping. In a small number of instances, minor nausea and stomachache have been reported.
Are there any problems with Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps if I'm taking other medications at the same time?
No. Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps do not interact with drugs.. After 28 years of closely monitoring the use of Petadolex® in Europe there has not been a single such interaction reported.
Are Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps safe for children?
As with anything you give a child, Petadolex® butterbur Gelcaps are best used under a doctor's care. Minimal side effects have been reported, including belching, minor nausea, and stomachache.
Are there any symptoms that I should be aware of when taking Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps?
If you know that your stomach is easily upset, consider taking Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps with food. However, if when taking Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps you experience persistent upper right abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or jaundice, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to butterbur. Stop taking Petadolex® and immediately consult a physician.