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A patient is considering taking oral aloe supplements and asks the nurse about potential problems with this therapy. Which statement by the nurse is correct?


▸ “Aloe is not taken orally; it is only used topically to aid in wound healing.”

▸ “Aloe is used by some to treat constipation; it may cause diarrhea.”

▸ “This is a safe herbal supplement, with no known drug interactions.”

▸ “This is a safe herbal supplement, with no known adverse effects.”
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“Aloe is used by some to treat constipation; it may cause diarrhea.”

The dried juice of the leaves of the aloe plant contains anthranoids, which give aloe a laxative effect when taken orally. The topical application of the plant juice has been known for years to help the healing of wounds. Common adverse effects include diarrhea, nephritis, abdominal pain, and dermatitis when used topically. Potential drug interactions include digoxin, antidysrhythmics, diuretics, and corticosteroids.
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