The medicines below all contain the following active ingredient(s): turmeric. You can select a medicine from this list to find out more - including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).
Medicines containing turmeric or curcumin — risk of liver injury
If you take medicines or herbal supplements containing Curcuma longa (turmeric) or curcumin, there is a risk for liver injury in rare cases. While liver injury is a rare adverse event, it can be severe. The risks are reduced if you see the early signs and stop taking the medicine or herbal supplement.
This risk also relates to other ingredients from the Curcuma species as they contain naturally occurring curcumin: Curcuma aromatica, Curcuma zanthorrhiza and Curcuma zedoaria.
If you currently have, or have had, liver problems, you should avoid medicines and herbal supplements containing the above Curcuma species or curcumin.
For more details, see TGA's alert on turmeric.