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Should I tell my doctor if I am taking tribulus?

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Be sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you're taking, even if it's natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with medications, foods, or other herbs and supplements. He can let you know if the supplement may be risky for you.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them.

From: Tribulus Terrestris WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Iacono, F. , Nov. 15, 2012. BMC Surgery

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Tribulus."

Rogerson, S. , May 2007. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Gauthaman, K. , January 2008. Phytomedicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Consumer Information and Education: "Tribulus."

Natural Standard: "Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Iacono, F. , Nov. 15, 2012. BMC Surgery

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Tribulus."

Rogerson, S. , May 2007. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Gauthaman, K. , January 2008. Phytomedicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Consumer Information and Education: "Tribulus."

Natural Standard: "Tribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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