500 mg PO TID standardized extract
Gugulipid: standardized to 5% guggulsterone
Dose of the guggulipid equivalent up to 25 mg guggulsterones twice a day has been used
Type IIb, type IV hyperlipidemias, nodulocystic acne.
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
Diarrhea associated with crude gum guggul
Standardized gugulipid much less toxic
See product label
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Increase LDL uptake by liver; stimulates thyroid function