(KRATOM) OTHER NAME(S): Biak-Biak, Cratom, Gratom, Ithang, Kakuam, Katawn, Kedemba, Ketum, Krathom, Kraton, Kratum, Madat, Maeng Da Leaf, Mambog, Mitragyna speciosa, Mitragynine Extract, Nauclea, Nauclea speciosa, Thang, Thom.
Kratom is a tree. The leaves are used as a recreational drug and as medicine. Kratom is prohibited by several countries in the U.S. due to safety concerns.
People use it for withdrawal from heroin, morphine, and other opioid medications, as well as nausea, nausea, stress, and many different conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Using kraton may also be dangerous, uses are associated with serious side effects including seizures, hallucinations, liver impairment, withdrawal, and death.
Because of these and other serious security issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been warned people to avoid using products containing kratom or its ingredients.
How does this function?
Kratom includes a compound called mitragynine.
Mitragynine functions like opioid drugs like codeine and morphine to relieve pain.
Uses & Effectiveness?
Insufficient Evidence for
Withdrawal from heroin, morphine, as well as other psychiatric drugs.
More evidence is needed to rate the efficacy of Kratom for these applications.
Side Effects & Safety:
When taken by mouth:
Kratom is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people. It can lead to several side effects, such as tongue disturbance, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, and want to urinate, constipation, aggression, hallucinations, delusions, and thyroid issues.
The massive doses may cause difficulty breathing, brain swelling, seizure, liver damage, and death.
It can cause dependence when taken regularly.
People using it regularly and then stop taking it can experience a decreased appetite, nausea, muscular pain and spasms, twitches, watery eyes, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, anger, hot flashes, and fever.
Kratom is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy.
Babies born to women who have used kratom during pregnancy have experienced withdrawal symptoms. These babies took special treatment for dependence.
There is not enough reliable information to know when kratom is safer to use when breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
People with alcohol dependence using kratom appear to have a heightened risk of suicide compared to those using kratom but are not dependent on alcohol.
In theory, kratom might worsen existing mental disorders.
Also, people with mental disorders using it seem to have an increased risk of suicide compared to people who use kratom but do not have a mental illness.
Dosing of Kratom:
The appropriate dose of kratom is dependent upon several factors such as the user’s age, health, and a lot of other ailments.
At the moment there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate selection of doses for it.
Bear in mind that organic products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important.
Be sure to follow relevant instructions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or doctor or other healthcare professional before using.
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