Herbal Medicines

Orabet: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Price, Warnings

Orabet is a dietary supplement containing Gymnema, Galega and Banaba produced by NarMed, an Azerbaijani pharmaceutical company. Gymnema sylvestre is regarded as one of the plants with potent antidiabetic properties. The active compound of the plant is a group of acids termed as gymnemic acids.

Galega officinalis the second ingredient is a wild plant of Europe and Asia that produces a large, leafy bush of mid-green leaves. Glucophage (metformin), one of the popular hypoglycemic drugs, is derived from the medicinal plant known as Galega.

Banaba the last ingredient in orabet is a plant native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. People use the leaves to make medicine. Some people take Orabet by mouth for prediabetes, diabetes, or weight loss.

In combination, these three anti- diabetic and weight loss herbs work in synergy in the management of diabetes, a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

How should I take Orabet pills?

Use Orabet exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Never take more than the recommended dose of Orabet. Avoid taking more than one supplement at the same time unless your doctor tells you to. Taking similar products together can result in an overdose or serious side effects. Read the label and make sure you are aware of what it contains.

Using Orabet Supplements for Diabetes Treatment

It is always best to let the foods you eat provide your vitamins and minerals. However, more and more people are turning to alternative medicines and supplements. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics are more likely to use supplements than those without the disease.

Supplements like Orabet should not be used to replace standard diabetes treatment. Doing so can put your health at risk.

It is important to talk to your doctor before using any supplements. Some of these products can interfere with other treatments and medications. Just because a product is natural does not mean it is safe to use.

A number of supplements including Orabet pills have shown promise as diabetes treatments. However, researchers rarely study supplements and aren’t required to prove any claims. The safety and efficacy of supplements are generally unknown. Supplements may not contain what the label says, and they may have unknown side effects.

Supplements can negatively affect a person’s medications. They can also make a person feel nauseous and ill. A person should always use caution and talk to a doctor before starting to take any supplements.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Orabet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Orabet can affect blood sugar control, so people with diabetes should monitor their blood glucose levels closely. If you have diabetes, it’s best to check with your healthcare provider before starting Orabet.

Low blood pressure: Orabet might lower blood pressure. In theory, taking Orabet might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.

Surgery: Orabet might affect blood sugar levels and could make blood sugar control more difficult during and after surgery. Stop using Orabet at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

What are the possible side effects of Orabet?

Side effects of Orabet include:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Feelings of hunger

Impaired liver function and toxicity has also been reported

What medications might interact with Orabet?

This supplement seem to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Orabet along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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