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Hoodia Gordonii

Drug Interactions

Hoodia gordonii has not been studied in combination with other medications. Therefore, it is not possible to predict how hoodia products will interact with other medications or supplements (see Hoodia Interactions).

Is It Safe?

There is no information available to suggest that the supplement is safe (or unsafe). Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to drugs and supplements. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking hoodia products if you have:
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any other chronic disease or health problem.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Hoodia Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose (or even how much hoodia would result in an overdose). If you think you may have taken too much, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Hoodia Overdose for more information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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