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Generical name: dandelion [DAN-dee’lye-on DAN-dee-lye-on]
Drug class: herbal products

What is Dandelion?

Dandelion is an herb called Blowball, Cankerwort, Cochet, Couronne de Moine, De lice Printanier Dent-deLion Diente de Leon, Dudal, Endive Sauvage, Fausse Chicoree, Florin d'Or, Florion d'Or, Herba Taraxaci the Laitue de Chien, Leontodon taraxacum, Lion's Tooth, Pisse au Lit, Pissenlit, Priest's Crown, Pu Gong Ying, Salade de Taupe and The Swine Snout, Taraxaci Herba, Taraxacum, Tete de Moine, Wild Endive, and other names.

Dandelion has been utilized as an alternative treatment for tonsillitis and bladder infections, an upset stomach, constipation, arthritis pain, and other issues. However, these applications are not supported by studies.

It isn't known for certain if it is beneficial in the treatment of any medical problem. It is not known if it can be used medicinally. is not approved by the FDA. Dandelion is not recommended to replace medications recommended by your physician.

Dandelion is commonly advertised as a supplement for herbal use. There aren't any regulated manufacturing standards for many herbal substances, and some supplements sold on the market have been discovered to contain contamination with harmful metals or substances. Health supplements and herbal remedies should be bought from a trusted source to avoid the possibility of contamination. Dandelion is also used for reasons not mentioned in this product's guidelines.

Side effects of Dandelion

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy such as asthma; hives or swelling of your lips, face or tongue.

Although not all of the side effects are well-known, Dandelion is believed to be healthy for the majority of people.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Turmeric, Ginkgo Biloba


Follow the directions on the label of the product and the package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical conditions, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

Talk to a pharmacist, doctor, or any other healthcare professional about whether it is appropriate for you to take this medication when you are:

  • allergic to plants like daisies, chrysanthemums, ragweed marigolds, or ragweed.

It is unknown if the dandelion plant can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Do not take this product without medical guidance if you are expecting.

It is unclear if dandelions are absorbed into breast milk or whether they can harm breastfeeding babies. Don't use this product without medical guidance when you breastfeed babies. Never give a health or herbal supplement to your child without medical guidance.

How to take Dandelion?

If you are considering using herbal supplements, you should seek advice from your physician. It is also possible to consult someone who has received training in the use of herbal or health supplements.

If you decide to utilize dandelions, do so according to the directions on the label or as recommended by your pharmacist, doctor, or any other healthcare professional. Use less of this item than what is indicated on the package.

Contact your doctor. If the problem you're treating with dandelion doesn't improve or becomes worse after using this product, Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not miss any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't make use of the extra dandelion in order to make up the dose that was missed.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any food restrictions, drinks, food, or any activity.

Beware of using dandelion with other supplements for health or herbals, which can affect blood clotting. It includes angelica (dong quai) and capsicum, clove, and garlic, as well as ginger, horse chestnut, ginkgo panax ginseng, poplar saw palmetto, red clover, turmeric, and willow.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with dandelion. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take currently and all medicines you stop or start using.

Do not consume dandelion in the absence of medical advice if taking any of these medicines:

  • Lithium;
  • An antibiotic, like Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Noroxin, and others;
  • A blood thinner, or medication to prevent or treat blood clots
  • Diuretic, also known as a "water pill";
  • Blood pressure or heart medication; or
  • A sedative, such as Valium.

This list isn't complete. Other medications may be incompatible with dandelion, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and herbal products. There aren't all interactions included in this guide to products.