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Turmeric Side Effects

Applies to turmeric: oral capsule

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, turmeric is thought to be likely safe for most people when used as directed for up to 8 months.

Long-term use of turmeric may cause serious side effects. Stop using this product and call your healthcare provider at once if you have:

  • unusual bruising or bleeding;

  • any bleeding that will not stop; or

  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, headache, blurred vision.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, upset stomach;

  • diarrhea; or

  • dizziness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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