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What are the risks of taking garlic?

It is possible to have an allergic reaction to or other side effects from garlic. This supplement may cause a higher danger from bleeding due to anti-clotting properties, so do not take it if you have hemophilia or for two weeks before surgery. Although taking this supplement while pregnant or breastfeeding is not known to pose problems for developing babies, avoid taking garlic as a supplement during this time. Do not take garlic if you have a stomach ulcer or receive HIV/AIDS treatment.

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