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Side Effects of Livaplex

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Jamie Simpson is a researcher and journalist based in Indianapolis with more than 10 years of professional writing experience. She earned her B.S. in animal science from Purdue University and her Master of Public Affairs in public management from Indiana University. Simpson also works as a massage therapist and equine sports massage therapist.
Side Effects of Livaplex
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Livaplex is an over-the-counter liver health supplement marketed by Standard Process. According to the Standard Process product page, Livaplex contains vitamins A, B6, and B12, as well as iron, iodine, zinc, and copper. It also has Spanish black radish, a number of bovine extracts, soy, flaxseed extract and potassium. With a mix of organic and chemical compounds, Livaplex has the potential to cause side effects.


One of the side effects of Livaplex is nausea. This can be caused by multiple ingredients. According to RxList, the vitamin A in Livaplex can cause nausea; Drugs.com notes that the iron in Livaplex can also cause nausea.


The vitamin A in Livaplex has been linked to headaches according to RxList, and Drugs.com notes that the iron in the supplement may also cause this side effect. MayoClinic.com says that long-term use of supplements containing iodine, such as Livaplex, can cause severe headaches.

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Sensory Neuropathy

According to RxList, a potential side effect of Livaplex is sensory neuropathy. This is caused by excessive amounts of vitamin B6, and symptoms include numbness or pain in the extremities. Long-term use of supplements such as Livaplex that contain iodine has been linked to weakness and heaviness in the legs and weakness, numbness, tingling and pain in hands and feet, according to MayoClinic.com.

Liver Abnormalities

Patients taking supplements such as Livaplex for liver health will need to watch for side effects that include liver abnormalities. According to RxList, overdoing supplementation courses that include vitamin A can cause liver problems.

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