More Details on Curcumin

Is It Effective?

There is not enough evidence to know for sure if it is effective for most uses. Some uses have more scientific evidence in their favor than others (see Does Curcumin Work? for more information).

Dosing Information

The best curcumin dose has not yet been determined (see Curcumin Dosage for more information).

Side Effects

Even though it is a "natural" product, curcumin can cause side effects, such as nausea and diarrhea.
(Click Curcumin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Curcumin

Theoretically, curcumin may interact with some medications (see Curcumin Drug Interactions).

Safety Issues

Some people are more likely than others to experience problems with it. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
  • Gallstones or gallbladder disease
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Curcumin Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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