Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 27, 2023.
What are other common names?
- Chlorophyll A
- Chlorophyll B
- Chlorophyll C
- Chlorophyll D
- Chlorophylle A
- Chlorophylle B
- Chlorophylle C
- Chlorophylle D
What is this product used for?
Chlorophyll is found in green fruits and vegetables. It is also sold as a dietary supplement. It may help stop cell damage in the body. It is used by some people to absorb and reduce odors. Others may use it to help with hard stools. Chlorophyll cream applied to the skin may help improve acne and support healthy skin.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:
Immune system problems or an infection
What should I watch for?
Stools or urine may be green or dark in color
Itching or burning when applied to the skin
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; fever; rash; hives; itching, discolored, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Very bad throwing up
Very bad loose stools
Last Reviewed Date2023-05-25
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