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Inositol Hexaphosphate

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 13, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Calcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
  • Calcium Phytate
  • Fytic Acid
  • Inositol
  • InsP-6
  • IP-6
  • IP6
  • Myo-Inositol Hexaphosphate
  • Phytate
  • Phytic Acid

What is this product used for?

Inositol has been used to help with mental conditions like panic attacks or obsessive compulsive disorder.

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.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.

  • Use caution if you are taking calcium, iron, or zinc mineral products. This product can lower the absorption of these minerals.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to dissolve blood clots. These are drugs like alteplase, reteplase, or streptokinase.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to help with swelling or inflammation. These are drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, ibuprofen, or Naprosyn.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Osteoporosis

    • Mood problems like depression or bipolar disorder

    • Diabetes

  • Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

What should I watch for?

  • Headache

  • Upset stomach

  • Feeling very tired

  • Gas

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood sugar. These include hunger, dizziness, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Bruising or bleeding that is not normal

  • Changes in menstrual periods like lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles

Where can I learn more?

NIH, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/depression-and-complementary-health-approaches-science

Last Reviewed Date

2022-04-13

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