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Are there any side effects for curcumin?

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Curcumin, also called turmeric, can possibly cause nausea, dizziness, stomach upset or diarrhea, according to WebMD. Very large doses of turmeric should be avoided due to the lack of knowledge about possible side effects.

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Turmeric should not be taken in medicinal amounts by mouth during pregnancy, according to WebMD. Individuals who should also avoid taking turmeric include those with bleeding problems, gallbladder problems, estrogen-sensitive conditions, and those who are planning to have surgery. Individuals who should use turmeric with caution are those with iron deficiency, GERD, diabetes, or those who are trying to conceive.

Turmeric is generally safe when used in appropriate amounts for up to eight months, according to WebMD. It typically does not cause major side effects.

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