There is no information available to suggest that hoodia is either safe or unsafe. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to drugs and supplements. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this supplement if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any other chronic disease or health problem.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Hoodia and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Hoodia and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Hoodia Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose (or even how much hoodia would result in an overdose). If you think you may have taken too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Hoodia Overdose for more information.)
Refer to the label of your individual hoodia product for information on how best to store it. Keep hoodia and all other medications out of the reach of children.