Generic Name: New Zealand green-lipped mussel

Uses

What is New Zealand green-lipped mussel used for?

New Zealand green-lipped mussel is a shellfish. People use it to make medicine. As a medicine, it is available in freeze-dried, ground, and capsule form.

New Zealand green-lipped mussel is used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and asthma.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how New Zealand green-lipped mussel works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, it is known that New Zealand green-lipped mussel might contain chemicals that help decrease inflammation.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using New Zealand green-lipped mussel?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of New Zealand green-lipped mussel or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is New Zealand green-lipped mussel?

New Zealand green-lipped mussel is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: New Zealand green-lipped mussel is possibly unsafe to take by mouth during pregnancy. There is some evidence that it might slow the development of the unborn child and might also delay birth.

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking New Zealand green-lipped mussel if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from New Zealand green-lipped mussel?

New Zealand green-lipped mussel can cause some side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. In rare cases, it might cause liver problems.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with New Zealand green-lipped mussel?

New Zealand green-lipped mussel may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for New Zealand green-lipped mussel?

The dose for New Zealand green-lipped mussel may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does New Zealand green-lipped mussel come in?

New Zealand green-lipped mussel may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw New Zealand green-lipped mussel
  • New Zealand green-lipped mussel freeze-dried capsules

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 11, 2018 | Last Modified: January 11, 2018

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