Aloe is an herbal medicine used in skin ointments and creams to treat wounds, burns, or other skin problems. Aloe by mouth is used to treat constipation (hard bowel movements).
Other names for aloe include: Aloe vera.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
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Talk with your caregiver about how much aloe you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking aloe. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the label. Do not take more aloe or take it more often than what is written on the directions.
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 Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need.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 with others.
Do not take aloe without talking to your doctor first if you are taking:
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these 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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