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Review: Kava side effects

In this review, we analyze Kava side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Kava. The review is based on 14 people who have side effects while taking Kava from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Kava

Kava (latest outcomes from 22 users) has active ingredients of kava. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

It can also be called: Ava Pepper, Ava Root, Awa, Gea, Gi, Intoxicating Long Pepper, Intoxicating Pepper, Kao, Kavain, Kavapipar, Kawa Kawa, Kawa Pepper, Kawapfeffer, Kew, Long Pepper, Maori Kava, Malohu, Maluk, Meruk, Milik, Piper methysticum, Rauschpfeffer, Rhizome Di Kava-Kava, Sakau, Tonga, Wurzelstock, Yagona, Yangona, Yaqona, Yongona.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 14 people who reported to have side effects when taking Kava are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Cholecystitisn/aBlood Pressure IncreasedHigh Blood PressureRash Generalisedn/an/aBlood Glucose Increased
HepatitisBack Pain
Hepatitis AcuteLethargy
Stretch MarksDisorientation
Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
Femur Fracture
Night Sweats
Stress Urinary Incontinence

Most common side effects by gender * :

SynovitisBack Pain
Stress Urinary IncontinenceLethargy
Tendon DisorderBlood Glucose Increased
Tibia FractureDisorientation
Bladder DisorderAkathisia
Femur FractureAnxiety
Intervertebral Disc ProtrusionAgitation
SpondylolisthesisAbdominal Distension
Multiple SclerosisBlister
Ankle ImpingementAbdominal Pain Upper

Most common side effects by age * :

n/an/an/aPulmonary EmbolismJaundicen/aLethargyBack Pain
CholecystitisMalaiseDisorientationBlood Glucose Increased
HepatitisMental Status ChangesSynovitisRash Generalised
Hepatitis AcuteRashStress Urinary Incontinence
HeadacheTendon Disorder
DiarrhoeaBladder Disorder
Blood Pressure IncreasedFemur Fracture
Abdominal PainTibia Fracture
CoagulopathyNight Sweats
Stretch MarksSpondylolisthesis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibro Myalgia, Wilsons Syndrome and Hashimoto's Disease for 22 years. I suffered an injury to the pelvic floor this last summer and am now experiencing spikes in blood pressure, anxiety that awakens me suddenly from sleep and sets in shortly after breakfast and general non-specific depression. I am wondering if one or more of these meds might be causing these three symptoms or contributing to any of them. Thank you.


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  • What do i have, it's bothering me
    finger bones on fire at tips and also toes burning like fire; back of neck and tip of nose very cold and eyes puffy; urine is red sometimes but then sometimes dark brown with yellow foam and white spots in it; tongue coated all white and smells bad; can't sit still because the tailbone is on fire; a ...

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