Side EffectsEven though it is a "natural" product, GABA can cause side effects, such as an increased heart rate or increased blood pressure.
(Click GABA Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsAt this time, it is unknown if GABA interacts with any medications (see GABA Drug Interactions).
Safety Issues With GABAThere is very little information available in order to rate the safety of GABA. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems with a supplement or medication. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking GABA if you:
- Have any chronic medical condition
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see GABA and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see GABA and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is GABA Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
What If I Take an Overdose?It is not clear what exactly to expect from an overdose with this supplement. If you think you or someone else may have taken too much GABA, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.
(Click GABA Overdose for more information.)