- What other names is Avocado Sugar Extract known by?
- What is Avocado Sugar Extract?
- How does Avocado Sugar Extract work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Avocado Sugar Extract.
sugar extract is a chemical taken from avocado fruit and used as medicine.
People take avocado sugar extract to lose weight.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Weight loss.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of avocado sugar extract during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: There is concern that avocado sugar extract might make diabetes worse because it seems to block the effects of insulin. This reduces the amount of sugar that the body breaks down and increases blood sugar levels.
Surgery: Avocado sugar extract might affect blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using avocado sugar extract at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Avocado sugar extract might increase blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. Taking avocado sugar extract along with diabetes medications might interfere with the blood sugar lowering effects of diabetes medications. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Before taking avocado sugar extract, talk with your healthcare professional if you take these or any other medications.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011