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jojoba topical

Generic Name: jojoba topical (Ho ho ba TOP ih kcal)
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What is jojoba topical?

The use of jojoba topical in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal/health supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

Jojoba topical is also known as Simmondsia chinensis.

Jojoba topical has been used for skin care and in cosmetics. Jojoba topical should not be used internally (i.e. taken by mouth). It is intended for topical use only.

Jojoba topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of jojoba topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Jojoba topical may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about jojoba topical?

Jojoba topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of jojoba topical may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using jojoba topical?

Before using jojoba topical, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have any other medical conditions, allergies (especially to plants), or if you use other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Jojoba topical may not be recommended in some situations.

Although the topical use of jojoba is not expected to be harmful during pregnancy or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before using jojoba topical if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Talk to the child's doctor before using jojoba topical to treat a child.

How should I use jojoba topical?

The use of jojoba topical in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal/health supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.

If you choose to use jojoba topical, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Jojoba topical ointments are creams are intended for topical use only.

Store jojoba topical as directed on the package. In general, jojoba topical should be protected from light and moisture and stored in a sealed container.

What happens if I miss a dose?

No information is available regarding a missed dose of jojoba topical. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you require further information.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of jojoba topical is unlikely to occur. Contact a poison control center if you suspect that this product has been ingested.

What should I avoid while using jojoba topical?

There are no known restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using jojoba topical, unless otherwise directed by your health care professional.

Jojoba topical side effects

Side effects have not been reported with the use of jojoba topical. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you experience any side effects from jojoba topical. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect jojoba topical?

Interactions between jojoba topical and other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements have not been reported. Theoretically, jojoba topical may interact with other topical medicines. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional before using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements, especially topical preparations.

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  • Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about jojoba topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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