Generic Name: Coral

Uses

What is coral used for?

Coral is the skeletal structure of a marine animal. It makes up coral reefs. Don’t confuse coral with coral root (Corallorhiza odontorhiza).

Coral is used as a calcium supplement; to treat multiple sclerosis; and to treat and prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.

Surgeons use coral as a foundation for growing new bone in reconstructive surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and in areas damaged by trauma. New bone cells grow inside the coral, which eventually dissolves.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how coral works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, it is known that surgeons use coral as a replacement for bone. It seems to allow the body to grow new bone in its place.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using coral?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of coral or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is coral?

Coral is likely safe for most people when used in surgery as a bone substitute. There is not enough information to know if coral taken by mouth is safe. Some oral coral products contain lead.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking coral if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from coral?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with coral?

Coral may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for coral?

The dose for coral may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does coral come in?

Coral may be available in the following forms:

  • Coral powder
  • Coral capsules

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: December 6, 2017 | Last Modified: December 6, 2017

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