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What is aloe vera topical?

The use of aloe vera 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.

Aloe vera topical is also known as cape, zanzibar, socotrine, curacao, and Barbados aloes.

Aloe vera topical has been used to assist in the healing of minor wounds, burns, eczema, and psoriasis.

Aloe vera topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of aloe vera 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.

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

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

Aloe vera topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of aloe vera 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.

Who should not use aloe vera topical?

Before using aloe vera topical, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you use other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Aloe vera topical may not be recommended in some situations.

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

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

How should I use aloe vera topical?

The use of aloe vera 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 aloe vera topical, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Store aloe vera topical as directed on the package. In general, aloe vera 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 aloe vera topical. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you require further information.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of aloe vera 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 aloe vera topical?

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

What are the possible side effects of aloe vera topical?

Serious side effects have not been reported with the use of aloe vera topical. Skin burning, redness, and rash have been reported infrequently.

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you experience any side effects from aloe vera topical. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect aloe vera topical?

Interactions between aloe vera topical and other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements have not been reported. Theoretically, aloe vera 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.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about aloe vera topical.


Consultation with a licensed health care professional is advisable before using any herbal/health supplement. 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. Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.

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