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Generic: Gymnema sylvestre
treats High cholesterol, Weight loss, and Diabetes
               



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Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Gymnema may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood sugar. Patients taking drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional. Medication adjustments may be necessary.

Gymnema may lower blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, increased effects may occur if taken in combination with drugs that lower cholesterol such as "statins" (HMGCoA reductase inhibitors) like lovastatin (Mevacor®) or atorvastatin (Lipitor®).

Gymnema may have additive effects with weight loss drugs.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Gymnema may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may also lower blood sugar. Blood glucose levels may require monitoring, and doses may need adjustment.

Gymnema may lower blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, increased effects may occur if taken in combination with herbs or supplements that lower cholesterol, such as fish oil, garlic, guggul, or niacin.

Absorption of oleic acid (a fatty acid) may be decreased by gymnema.

Gymnema may have additive effects with herbs and supplements that help with weight loss. It may interact with chromium, fat- soluble vitamins, and garcinia.

Attribution

This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Tracee Rae Abrams, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Theresa Davies- Heerema, PhD (Boston School of Medicine); Ivo Foppa, MD, ScD (University of South Carolina); Paul Hammerness, MD (Harvard Medical School); Erica Seamon, PharmD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Sarah Taylor, PharmD (University of Pittsburgh); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD, MBA[c] (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Jen Woods, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).

               
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