What is it?
Mace is a tree where two spices, nutmeg and mace, are found. It is an herbal medicine sometimes used to treat diarrhea (loose stools), flatulence (passing gas), hemorrhoids, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, and inflammation (redness, tenderness, and swelling). It may also be used for depression, schizophrenia, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis (hard blood vessels) and to prevent tooth decay (cavities).
Other names for Mace include: Muskatbuam, Myristica, Myristica fragrans, Myristicae semen, Nuez moscada, Nux moscata.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
Tell your doctor if you.
Talk with your caregiver about how much mace you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking mace. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.
To store this medicine:
Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine.
Drug and Food Interactions:
Do not take mace without talking to your doctor first if you are taking:
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:
Other Side Effects:
You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.
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