Withdrawal from heroin, morphine, and other opioid drugs. Early reports suggests that ibogaine, a chemical in iboga, can help relieve withdrawal symptoms in people abusing drugs such as heroin, codeine, cocaine, and other substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. But the existing research is unreliable.
Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: Ibogaine, a chemical in iboga, is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in small doses under the supervision of a health care professional. Due to potentially dangerous side effects, it should not be used without medical supervision. Ibogaine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large doses and without medical supervision.
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with IBOGAIboga contains chemicals that can affect the brain and heart. Some of these drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also affect the brain and heart. But iboga works differently than drying medications. Iboga might decrease the effects of drying medications.
Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).
Various medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions (Cholinergic drugs) interacts with IBOGAIboga contains a chemical that affects the body. This chemical is similar to some medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions. Taking iboga with these medications might increase the chance of side effects.
Some of these medications used for glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions include pilocarpine (Pilocar and others), donepezil (Aricept), tacrine (Cognex), and others.
The appropriate dose of iboga depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for iboga. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.