Garlic Side Effects

Not all side effects for garlic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to garlic: oral capsule, oral tablet

Although uncommon, allergic reactions to garlic have been reported. Stop taking garlic and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Other less serious side effects have also been reported. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you experience

  • burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach;

  • nausea or vomiting;

  • diarrhea;

  • sweating;

  • lightheadedness; and

  • eczema or a rash.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

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