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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take garcinia cambogia extract with seroquel (quetiapine)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No proof of safety: Dietary supplements are marketed by manufacturers w/o any requirement by fda or other 3rd party to prove safety and/or effectiveness prior to marketing. In other words, companies are allowed to say whatever they want to convince you to buy their products. Check out 2 recent news articles: http://goo.Gl/bbmdcw (usa today) & http://goo.Gl/uilodl (fda via nbc) re lack of oversight & contamination.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
I see where you're going here, and mostly agree. However, neither of your links is specifically about Garcinia. The main problem for this individual is that there are no studies testing safety of Garcinia with Seroquel or other pharmaceuticals. There actually are studies of Garcinia on its own, though. Some positive: http://tinyurl.com/lrddqa6
Dec 21, 2013
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