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Dandelion oral
DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) - ORAL


Dandelion (the entire plant preparation) has been used for stimulating appetite and for relieving stomach fullness and gas (dyspepsia). Dandelion leaf has been used for stimulating the appetite, and for promoting water loss and blood circulation. It has also been used for gallstones and arthritis. The leaves are also sometimes eaten as food. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects: persistent stomach pain, persistent diarrhea. An allergic reaction to this product is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: gall bladder problems (e.g., gallstones, bile duct blockage), diabetes, stomach problems (e.g., ulcers or blockage), allergies. Dandelion may increase the acidity of the stomach. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information since this effect may worsen ulcers or heartburn. The liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. Dandelion must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: "water pills" (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), diabetes medications (e.g., glyburide, glipizide, insulin), ulcer medications (e.g., cimetidine, ranitidine, omeprazole).


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.