Review: could Ashwagandha cause Lightheadedness?


Lightheadedness is reported only by a few people who take Ashwagandha. We study 49 people who have side effects while taking Ashwagandha from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Lightheadedness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness and more.

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Ashwagandha has active ingredients of ashwagandha. It is often used in generalized anxiety disorder. (latest outcomes from Ashwagandha 55 users)


Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 179,674 Lightheadedness patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

49 people reported to have side effects when taking Ashwagandha.
Among them, 2 people (4.08%) have Lightheadedness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ashwagandha cause Lightheadedness?

Time on Ashwagandha when people have Lightheadedness *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Severity if Lightheadedness when taking Ashwagandha **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (1 person)
  • Nutritional Support (1 person)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (1 person)
  • Depression (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pristiq (1 person)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid (1 person)
  • Multivitamin (1 person)
  • Metformin (1 person)
  • Avonex (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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