Alpha-lipoic acid Side Effects
Some side effects of alpha-lipoic acid may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Applies to alpha-lipoic acid: oral capsule, oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking alpha-lipoic acid: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs of low blood sugar while taking alpha-lipoic acid:
hunger, weakness, nausea, irritability, tremors;
drowsiness, dizziness, headache, blurred vision;
confusion, trouble concentrating;
sweating, fast heart rate; or
feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects of alpha-lipoic acid may include:
numbness or tingly feeling;
dizziness, tired feeling;
headache, muscle cramps; or
mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
More alpha-lipoic acid resources
- alpha-lipoic acid Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid Natural MedFacts for Professionals (Wolters Kluwer)
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