Shuddha Guggulu helps in lowering the cholesterol as well as the triglycerides levels in your blood. It also seeks to maintain and improve the HDL to LDL ratio, and as a result reduces the danger of occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. It is prescribed especially for smokers, overweight people and those who are leading a stressful life.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Shuddha Guggulu with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one. It is advisable to take one capsule two times in a day.
Please drink a full glass of water or milk with Shuddha Guggulu.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Shuddha Guggulu being a herb regulates the lipid metabolism and shows excellent results in weight control as well as body fat reduction. It seeks to modulate the lipid profile also.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Shuddha Guggulu at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Patients suffering from hypertension must take accurate measures and precautions while taking the dosage of Shuddha Guggulu.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. But with Shuddha Guggulu there is no fear of any kind of a side effect if you tend to follow the prescription accurately.
Certain studies have shown that a 14-27% of LDL cholesterol and 22-30% of triglycerides levels were actually reduced when Guggulu was taken by men as well as women who had high cholesterol for 12 weeks without any change in diet or exercise.