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Generic Name: Guarana [Gwar-ah-na]
Drug Class: Natural Products

What is Guarana?

Guarana can also be called Brazilian Cocoa (also known as Cacao Bresilien), Guarana Seed Extract (also known as Guaranine), Paullinia cupana (also Paullinia sorilis), Zoom, and other names. And other names.Research has not proved that some uses, such as treating anxiety, improving mental performance, weight reduction, malaria, diarrheal fever, headaches and heart problems, or enhancing athletic performance, have been proven to be effective.There is no way to know if guarana can be used as a medicine. The Food and Drug Administration has not authorized this product for medical use. Guarana is not a substitute for medication prescribed by your doctor.Guarana can be sold as an herbal supplement. Many herbal compounds are not manufactured to regulated standards, and some supplements on the market have been found to be contaminated with toxic drugs or metals. To minimise the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source.Guarana can be used in other ways than those listed in the product guide.

Side effects of Guarana

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.Although some side effects may not be known, it is believed that guarana can be consumed in quantities found in food. The products containing guarana may be safe if taken orally and for a brief period of time.If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using guarana immediately and contact your doctor.

  • Unusual bleeding or bleeding that won't stop

Guarana can have a variety of side effects.

  • Stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting;
  • Insomnia;
  • Nervousness;
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the FDA can be reached at 1-800-FDA-1088 if reporting side effects is necessary.


Please read all instructions on the label or package of your product. Informing your healthcare provider of any existing conditions, allergies or medicines you are currently taking will allow them to provide appropriate medical guidance and interventions..

Before you take this drug

Speak to your doctor before using guarana. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, you may not be allowed to use guarana.

If you are suffering from:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bleeding or blood-clotting disorders;
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes;
  • High blood pressure
  • Glaucoma;
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis

Guarana in small quantities is considered possible and safe during pregnancy.Caffeine found in guarana can pass into breast milk, affecting a nursing infant. Avoid excessive consumption of guarana while breastfeeding a child.Guarana may be safe for children if consumed in small amounts (caffeine content found in food).

How to take Guarana?

Consult your doctor before using herbal supplements. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal supplements.Use guarana only as directed by the label or your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Use only the recommended amount of this product.Use different formulations (such as extracts, tablets, etc.) of guarana at the same time, unless directed by a healthcare professional. Combining different formulations increases the risk of overdose.If the condition that you are trying to treat with guarana doesn't improve or worsens, call your doctor.You should stop guarana consumption at least 24 hours before the test.Store at room temperature to avoid heat and moisture damage.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take an extra one. Instead, wait and take only what's due.You should not use extra guarana in order to make up for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Guarana taken in high doses by mouth or injection can cause headaches and anxiety. It can also cause agitation and stomach cramps.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor has prescribed any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions.Use caution when taking guarana with herbal or health supplements, which can affect blood clotting. Angelica (dong-quai), clove, capsicum clove, danshen garlic ginger, ginkgo green tea horse, chestnut panax, ginseng poplar, red clover, saw palmetto, turmeric, willow, and willow are all examples.This product may cause side effects such as jitteriness and a rapid heartbeat.When using this product, avoid using stimulant drugs like Coca-Cola or amphétamines.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal supplements, may also interact with guarana. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take.

You should not take guarana unless you have been advised by your doctor if you use any of the medications listed below:

  • Adenosine (Adenocard);
  • Stimulant drugs (amphétamines, nicotine, and ephedrine);
  • Asthma medication
  • Treatment for mental disorders such as depression
  • Medications that can slow down blood clotting include: ardeparin (Normiflo), clopidogrel, diclofenac (Voltaren), cataflam (others), dipyridamole (Persantine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Anaprox), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin ticlopidine (Ticlid), and war
  • Any medications that treat cancer
  • Birth-control pills, oestrogens.
  • If you are taking antifungal medications or antibiotics for fungal infections, then please let us know.
  • Medication for seizures;
  • Any medication for heart disease

This list is incomplete. Other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products, may interact with Guarana. This product guide does not list all possible interactions.