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Review: African mango side effects

In this review, we analyze African mango side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking African mango. The review is based on 11 people who have side effects while taking African mango from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is African mango

African mango (latest outcomes from 26 users) has active ingredients of irvingia gabonensis. It is often used in weight loss.

It can also be called: Irvingia barteri, Irvingia gabonensis, Kaka, Mangifera gabonensis, Odika, Ogbono, Wild Mango, Agbono, Bread Tree, Bush Mango, Dika Nut, Dikanut, Dikka, Duiker Nut, Etima, Irvingia.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11 people who reported to have side effects when taking African mango are studied


Side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Menstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or Irregular
(1 report)

Morbid Thoughts
(1 report)

(1 report)

n/an/an/an/an/aMenstruation Irregular
(1 report)

(1 report)

Side effects by gender * :

Common side effects Morbid Thoughts
(1 report)

Menstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or Irregular
(1 report)

Menstruation Irregular
(1 report)

(1 report)

(1 report)

Side effects by age * :

Common side effects n/an/an/aMenstruation Irregular
(1 report)

n/aMenstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, Or Irregular
(1 report)

Morbid Thoughts
(1 report)

(1 report)

(1 report)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Kerry Woodall (9 months ago):

Please help. Can I take African Mango tablets whilst taking my Duloxitine anti depressants?
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Jenifer McClain (2 years ago):

I too have hypothyroidism. I just began taking Armour thyroid medicine at 60 mg. I quickly realized my mood had changed and terrible dreams and sleeplessness. I decided to change to 30 mg of thyroid medicine., it got better, but still had some problems. I decided to change to 15 mg. of Armour thyroid medicine, and all is much better. I have been taking the african mango seed for almost a year and had no problems, until I began taking the thyroid medicine.
My only concern, is I occasionally get hypothyroidism. I take thyroid pills for a while and then I am ok and off of it. But, I do not know what caused me to go so low on my thyroid this time. Never did that before. I was also taking Fo-Ti for almost a year and stopped around the time, I got so low on the thyroid. Also, my spleen is swollen.
So, not sure if any caused my swollen spleen and my thyroid to go low, but it is making me wonder about it.
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bev wells (2 years ago):

i take 2 20mg cymbalta a day, one in am and one in afternoon, is it safe to take african mango with it ?
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Tina Lee Johnson (3 years ago):

I started taking powdered African Mango which also had green tea and berry flavor in it. After three days/nights I could NOT go to sleep and my heart was racing and I started hallucinating. I must also mention that I am hypothyroid and take thyroid supplements. At first I did NOT take my supplements with the African Mango and everything seemed fine. After I took my supplements along WITH the African Mango I was okay during the daytime while being active but as soon as I lay down to sleep my heart felt it would come out of my chest. And then the hallucinating/seeing things that were not there. Very Scary!!!
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  • taking iviniga as part of metabolism boost to keep leptin values higher to increase fat consumption.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • swollen. Stop taking African Mango after reading another revieew of a 22 year old girl who had similar reaction. Rash on neck is disappearing, still on chin. Eyes are no longer swollen after I stopped taking it. I would not recommend this product to anyone. Will save my money and health next time I listen to Dr. Oz.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Sugars were well controlled until recently. Now A1C has jumped from 5 to 7.5 and am getting daily readings from mid 200's to mid 300's. Eyesight has been affected within last week. Wondering if it could be a med interaction problem or the addition of the Green Tea and African Mango or the Niacin and statin added within last month.


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