Karela is used to aid in the metabolism of carbohydrates and it works by purifying blood and activating spleen and liver and is highly beneficial in diabetes.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
You are advised take Karela with a glass of water or milk. The usual dosage is 1-2 tablets per day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Karela is purgative, appetizer, digestive, anti inflammatory, anti flatulent and has healing capacity and it works by purifying blood and activating spleen and liver and is highly beneficial in diabetes.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Karela must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature.
You must also avoid using Karela if you have conditions like hypertension.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using Karela. Discuss the effects and possible risks that Karela usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using Karela. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.