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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 123 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 247 users) has active ingredients of garcinia. It is often used in obesity.

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 May, 12, 2015: 123 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 AggravatedHair LossWeight Loss - UnintentionalBradycardian/an/aInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis
DizzinessHair - OilyBad BreathWeight Increased
FatigueNausea AggravatedPo2 AbnormalBlood Disorder
Loss Of SmellHivesElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedDiabetes Mellitus
Infusion Site RashStomach PainLymphedemaDischarge From The Vagina
Lymph Nodes - SwollenBlindnessOedema Peripheral
Missed PeriodsUrinary RetentionDiarrhoea
Livedo ReticularisMissed PeriodsPseudolymphoma
Upper-airway Cough SyndromeFeverMuscular Weakness
HemoglobinImmune Hemolytic AnemiaWeight Gain

Most common side effects by gender * :

FatigueInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis
Skin RashBlood Disorder
DiarrheaUrinary Tract Infection
Nausea AggravatedDiarrhoea
Missed PeriodsAsthenia
Weight IncreasedPseudolymphoma
Discharge From The VaginaRespiratory Failure
Oedema PeripheralMuscular Weakness

Most common side effects by age * :

n/an/aStomach PainDischarge From The VaginaFeverWeight IncreasedHematospermiaPancreatitis Aggravated
Bad BreathAbdominal Pain LowerEnlarged SpleenDiabetes MellitusOverweightAbdominal Bloating
Nausea AggravatedDiarrheaLymph Nodes - SwollenOedema PeripheralHeart PalpitationsStomach Pain
Sexual DysfunctionHemorrhoidsSkin RashRespiratory FailureDiarrhea Associated With MedicationsFatigue
Weight Loss - UnintentionalInfusion Site RashLiver TransplantBlindnessBack Pain - Low
Orthostatic TremorImmune Hemolytic AnemiaParaesthesiaMuscle TwitchingHair Loss
BurpingWeight GainMuscular WeaknessLoss Of SmellAtrial Tachycardia
Chest PainPregnancy - Vaginal BleedingJaundiceUpper-airway Cough SyndromeTorsade De Pointes
Rectal BleedingAcneSleepyLeg CrampsPseudolymphoma
DizzinessMissed PeriodsHepatic NecrosisFatigueInterstitial Granulomatous Dermatitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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