Note: The information on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement, including Glucoven.
Glucoven is a dietary supplement whose individual ingredients have a long-standing reputation of safety and effectiveness. Glucoven can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications.
When taken as directed, Glucoven is safe and poses no short-term or long-term health risks. When taken as directed, Glucoven is not addictive or habit-forming. If you wish to stop taking Glucoven after taking the supplement daily for more than one month, we recommend that you gradually taper down your dose over 7-21 days. Although abrupt discontinuation is not unsafe, discontinuing gradually may reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of symptoms.
There are no reported harmful side effects associated with Glucoven. Most people that take Glucoven experience no side effects. If in the rare case side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and often disappear. Possible side effects include (as disclosed on WebMD's safety pages for each herb included in the Glucoven formula: (1) Chromium, (2) Alpha Lipoic Acid (3) Cinnamon 4:1 Extract, (4) Berberine HCI, and (5) Bitter Melon Fruit 7% Extract:
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Glucoven (or any natural supplement) without the approval of a physician.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of four capsules at once or six capsules daily. Exceeding the maximum dose is not unsafe, although it may result in discomfort. Before taking Glucoven, talk your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications. Glucoven may increase the effects of diabetes medications.
In general, Glucoven can be safely taken with diabetes medications, including biguanides such as Glucophage® (metformin) and sulfonylureas such as Glucotrol® (glipizide). Keep in mind that Glucoven may increase the effects of diabetes medications, although this interaction is not unsafe at recommended doses. If you are taking any type of diabetes medication, use caution until you're familiar with the effects of Glucoven. If you are currently taking prescription medication, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Glucoven or any new supplement.
Glucoven will not reduce the effectiveness of birth control or interact with contraceptive medication. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Glucoven or any new supplement.
Do not consume alcohol until you are familiar with the effects of Glucoven. In general, consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol is safe while taking Glucoven. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Glucoven or any new supplement.
In general, it is safe to take Glucoven if you are also taking other vitamins or nutritional supplements. Of course, we always recommend talking with your doctor before taking any new supplements.