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Pycnogenol has not been studied as extensively as most medications. As a result, only some information is available about the possible side effects of Pycnogenol. Based on this information, side effects may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Although most studies have indicated that the supplement is not likely to cause serious side effects, you should contact your healthcare provider if you develop signs of allergic reactions or other serious problems.
Does Pycnogenol Cause Side Effects?Even though it is a "natural" product, Pycnogenol® may cause side effects. As a dietary supplement, Pycnogenol has not been studied as extensively or as systematically as most medications. However, some information is available from studies and from practical experience with Pycnogenol.
Bothersome Side Effects of PycnogenolPossibly bothersome (but not usually dangerous) Pycnogenol side effects include:
- Stomach or intestinal discomfort
Serious Pycnogenol Side EffectsIn general, studies have indicated that Pycnogenol is unlikely to cause serious side effects. Theoretically, it could increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding, but studies have not demonstrated this risk. Also, in theory, Pycnogenol could increase the risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes, especially if it is combined with diabetes medications.
- An unexplained rash
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.