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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that kava kava, a root contained in many popular herbal supplements, has been linked to serious side effects including hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure.
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What is Kava?

Kava or kava kava is a crop derived from the Piper methysticum plant, which is indigenous to the Pacific Islands. While there are no proven medical benefits of kava, powdered and gel capsule forms of the substance are sold by GNC and other vitamin retailers in the U.S. The sedative effects of kava have been used to treat anxiety, stress, ADHD, epilepsy, depression, psychosis, and migraine headaches.

What's the Problem?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been warning consumers about the potential effects of kava since 2002. There is potential that many kava supplements contain adulterated substances which, when combined, can increase the risk of negative side effects including liver damage and even death.

Kava Side Effects

  • Liver disease
  • Liver failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tremors
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Reduced breathing
  • Death
  • And more

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FDA Warning on Kava

The FDA in March 2002 issued a warning which stated that kava products had been linked to adverse effects on the liver [1]. The agency found more than 25 reports in other countries regarding liver effects including hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure. These reports prompted regulatory efforts in Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada and the United Kingdom. However, kava is still legal and widely available in the U.S.

Should I Take Kava?

Even though kava is legal in the U.S., the FDA warns not to use it if you have liver problems or are taking medications that affect your liver. Additionally, kava may interact with drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [2]. Taking kava long-term may also cause your skin to turn yellow and become scaly.

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Do I Have a Kava Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in kava Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one was injured by kava side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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