Who Should Avoid it?
There are conditions in which people should avoid most medications and products, including kratom. These include:
Pregnancy: Kratom has not been studied enough to determine its safety during pregnancy, so it’s best to avoid it
Liver or kidney disease: Kratom has been shown to have some negative impacts on the liver and kidneys, particularly when used for long periods of time or in high doses. If you have pre-existing liver or kidney disease, it’s best to avoid kratom use.
Mental health conditions: Kratom use can increase anxiety, depression and exacerbate certain mental health conditions. If you have a history of mental health issues, it’s best to discuss kratom use with your healthcare provider before taking it.
Medication interactions: Kratom can interact negatively with certain medications, including antidepressants, sedatives, and painkillers. If you are taking any medications, you should talk to your healthcare provider before starting kratom use.
History of addiction: Kratom has the potential for addiction and abuse if used improperly. If you have a history of addiction to other substances, it’s best to avoid kratom use or discuss it with your healthcare provider before taking it.