People use sceletium for anxiety, depression, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Athletic performance. Early research shows that taking sceletium extract for 8 days does not improve reaction time or agility in healthy, trained adults.
- Alcohol use disorder.
- Other conditions.
When inhaled: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sceletium is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When inhaled: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sceletium is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sceletium is safe to used when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with SCELETIUM
Sceletium might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking sceletium along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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