Before you take Clarus® tell your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, or if you are breast feeding,
- If you or someone in your family has ever had any mental illness, including depression, suicidal behaviour, or psychosis (psychosis means a loss of contact with reality, such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there),
- If you are taking medicines for any mental illness, including depression, suicidal behaviour, or psychosis,
- If you or any member of your family has liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes or asthma,
- If you plan vigorous physical activity during treatment with Clarus,
- If you or a family member has bone loss (osteoporosis) or weak bones,
- If you have an eating problem called anorexia nervosa (where people eat too little),
- If you are sensitive to any of the other non-medicinal ingredients in Clarus (ammonium hydroxide, beeswax yellow, gelatin, glycerin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, isopropyl alcohol, lecithin, medium chain triglyceride, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, propylene glycol, red iron oxide, SDA 35A alcohol, soybean oil and synthetic black iron oxide, titanium dioxide and yellow iron oxide.) Clarus capsules are made with Kosher-certified gelatin. They do not contain parabens, or canthaxanthin (which can contain peanut oil),
- If you have any food or drug allergies,
- If you are taking any vitamin preparations or health food supplements that contain Vitamin A,
- The brand of contraceptives you are taking. Progestogen-only birth control pills (mini-pills) may not work while you are taking Clarus. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure what type you are using,
- If you are taking any medication, or herbal supplements like St. John’s Wort, which might make birth control pills work less effectively,
- If you are taking an antibiotic (particularly tetracyclines).
Before you start taking Clarus you should have a blood test to check your complete blood count, blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels and how your liver is functioning.
Be sure to return to your doctor as scheduled. It is important for your doctor to see you regularly, every month, when you are taking Clarus. Blood tests and other tests allow your doctor to check your response to Clarus. Discuss your progress and any concerns with your doctor.
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