Apple Cider Vinegar
Side Effects of Apple Cider VinegarThere is little information available about the possible side effects of apple cider vinegar. There have been reports of the tablet form causing throat burns, since the product is quite acidic. Also, it is reasonable to assume that apple cider vinegar might cause some stomach upset, due to the acid content.
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Drug InteractionsApple cider vinegar may interact with a number of medications (see Apple Cider Vinegar Drug Interactions).
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe?Apple cider vinegar is probably safe when used in cooking, but it is not known if it is safe in large quantities or in other forms (such as in tablets). However, some people may be more likely to experience problems. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking apple cider vinegar if you have:
- A narrowing (stricture) of the esophagus
- Difficulty swallowing
- Indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers
- Any other health problems or concerns
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Apple Cider Vinegar and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Apple Cider Vinegar and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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