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Is Hawthorn safe to take in high dosages?

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 in Ayurveda
Question: Dear sir,
I am taking Hawthorn 300 mg a day. But My Doctor suggested to use it 5000 mg 2 to 3 times a day. It sounds too strong. Please give me your opinion, sir.
May God bless you always,
Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

It's better to use below 1500 mg per day.

Detailed Answer:


Based on the history you have shared, dosage may vary depending on the cause or reason you have been using it.

However, most of the studies that have been done on the efficacy and side effects of the drug have suggested to keep it under 1500 mg per day as safe dose ranges and it can be split into twice or thrice daily doses.

However, in the higher dose ranges, there is no data of the safety index is available so it's better to keep it in a safe range which has been studied already.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 14 hours later

Dear Dr. Sadding Ulabidin,

Thank you sir. I will follow your suggestion.

May God bless you always,

Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Closing remarks.

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for the appreciation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Saddiq Ulabidin, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

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