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Review: Garcinia cambogia side effects

In this review, we analyze Garcinia cambogia side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Garcinia cambogia. The review is based on 101 people who have side effects while taking Garcinia cambogia from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia cambogia (latest outcomes from 220 users) has active ingredients of garcinia. It is often used in weight loss.

It can also be called: Garcinia, Brindal Berry, Brindall Berry, Brindle Berry, Cambogia gummi-guta, Garcinia Cambogi, Garcinia Quaesita, Gorikapuli, Hydroxycitrate, Hydroxycitric Acid, HCA, Kankusta, Mangostana cambogia, Vrikshamla, Malabar Tamarind.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 101 people who reported to have side effects when taking Garcinia cambogia are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Skin RashPancreatitis AggravatedBad Breathn/an/an/an/aInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis
FatigueStomach PainPo2 AbnormalOedema Peripheral
DizzinessBlindnessElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedWeight Increased
Livedo ReticularisSwollen Lymph NodesLymphedemaBlood Disorder
Upper-airway Cough SyndromeHair - OilyDiabetes Mellitus
Gastrointestinal PainNausea AggravatedDiarrhoea
AgitationAbdominal CrampsMuscular Weakness
Leg CrampingUrinary RetentionParaesthesia
Muscle TwitchingHivesRespiratory Failure
Missed PeriodsFatiguePseudolymphoma

Most common side effects by gender * :

Skin RashInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis
FatigueBlood Disorder
DiarrheaUrinary Tract Infection
Nausea AggravatedDiarrhoea
Oedema PeripheralAsthenia
Weight IncreasedInfection
Diabetes MellitusPseudolymphoma
DiarrhoeaRespiratory Failure
Livedo ReticularisParaesthesia
Pregnancy - Vaginal BleedingMuscular Weakness

Most common side effects by age * :

n/an/aBad BreathRectal BleedingHair - OilyWeight IncreasedHematospermiaPancreatitis Aggravated
Nausea AggravatedAbdominal CrampsLivedo ReticularisDiabetes MellitusOverweightFatigue
Sexual DysfunctionBurpingGastrointestinal PainOedema PeripheralHeart PalpitationsPulmonary Embolism
DiarrheaAgitationLiver TransplantDiarrhea Associated With MedicationsSkin Rash
Missed PeriodsSkin RashJaundiceBlindnessStomach Pain
HemoglobinEnlarged SpleenRespiratory FailureMuscle TwitchingAbdominal Bloating
Electrocardiogram Qt ProlongedLymph Nodes - SwollenMuscular WeaknessLoss Of SmellTorsade De Pointes
DizzinessInfusion Site RashHepatitis CholestaticUpper-airway Cough SyndromeAtrial Tachycardia
Discharge From The VaginaSkin HyperpigmentationParaesthesiaLeg CrampsPseudolymphoma
Pregnancy - Vaginal BleedingEctopic PregnancyTachycardiaFatigueInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I started taking garcinia cambogia to lose some weight, but three days after taking it I began to have diarreah, green stool, and awful sharp stomach pains.


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  • Diarrahea and headaches. Am I getting too much Biotin


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  • I want to know if it is safe to take Garcinia Cambogia with my Zoloft and Klonopin.


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