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What are other names for this remedy?
What is curcumin?
What is it used for?
- treat heartburn and indigestion
- treat high cholesterol and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- prevent gallstones
- treat arthritis
- treat cancer
- treat cystic fibrosis
- treat Alzheimer's disease.
How is it taken?
What should I watch out for?
- a bleeding disorder
- gallbladder disease
- heart disease
- high or low blood pressure
- Natural remedies are not always safe.
- You should not take them if you are pregnant or breast-feeding without your healthcare provider's approval. They should not be taken by infants, children, or older adults without your provider's approval.
- They affect your body and may interact with prescription medicines that you take.
- Natural remedies are not standardized and may have different strengths and effects. They may be contaminated.
What are the possible side effects?
What products might interact with this remedy?
- blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin, heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), enoxaparin (Lovenox), dalteparin (Fragmin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and warfarin (Coumadin)
- cholesterol-lowering medicines (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor)
- diabetes medicines such as insulin, acarbose (Prandase, Precose), acetohexamide (Dymelor), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glimepiride (Amaryl), glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase), metformin (Glucophage), miglitol (Glyset), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), repaglinide (Prandin), tolazamide (Tolinase), and tolbutamide (Orinase)
- herbs such as angelica, anise, arnica, asafoetida, capsicum, celery, chamomile, devil's claw, ephedra, fenugreek, garlic, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, gotu kola, horse chestnut, horseradish, licorice, papain, psyllium, red clover, and willow
- medicines to treat cancer such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and mechlorethamine (Mustargen)
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Motrin IB, Advil, Nuprin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve, Naprelan), ketoprofen (Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail), nabumetone (Relafen), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), sulindac (Clinoril), piroxicam (Feldene), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), and oxaprozin (Daypro).