There are a few things that are contra-indicated with Iboga.

Ibogaine is safe and effective to suppress drug addictions and substance abuse, as long as you provide us information with regarding the substances and medications you take as well as any health conditions you have.

The following medical conditions are contra-indications to Ibogaine and Iboga treatment.

If anything below applies to you, we may still be able to work with you with your therapy. Just make sure to let us know. This information will ensure that you avoid the experience of any serious side effects during your rehab with us.

  • Serious liver problems
  • Serious heart problems
  • Severe psychological disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Gastric hemorrhage
  • Some brain disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe cardiovascular problems
  • Some psychiatric medications

These foods or drugs inhibit your body from naturally metabolizing ibogaine.

Please don’t take or eat these at least a week prior to taking Ibogaine or Iboga:

  • Bergamont oil
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Grapefruits
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Goldenseal
  • QT Interval Lengthening Drugs

When educating  yourself about any Ibogaine treatment program, don’t forget to read about iboga’s history. This will give you a full idea of what the alkaloid is and what the effects of this psychoactive plant are.

Again, ibogaine is a safe treatment.

When you call to talk with us about coming down for a visit in our clinic, let us know of any health conditions or medications you’re. Once we have that information our medical doctor will be able to advise you if you need to stop taking anything or if you need to lower any dosages.

In addition to abstaining from the above medicines and supplements, it’s helpful if you do your best to get some exercise before you arrive. Even if it’s just some walks in the park. The more you can get your body moving and blood flowing the better the medicine will work.

We also recommend that you eat the best food possible. This means lots of vegetables and ideally a lot of that will be raw salads. Drink lots of water everyday and for bonus points take a raw multivitamin and have coconut water. All of this will contribute to your holistic wellness and recovery in the future.

Using during treatment

As we just went over, this addiction detox treatment is safe. There are many people working with this root around the world and the instances of something dangerous occurring is rare. Although when this does occur, there’s a common reason. And that is using and opiate, heroin or anything else during treatment. DO NOT DO THIS. You put your life in jeopardy and you put the freedom of your care provider in jeopardy as well.

Please commit to yourself and commit to the iboga treatment centers that you won’t do this. It affects the global ibogaine community when people make the choice to do this. Hear me on this, do not use ANYTHING in conjunction with taking ibogaine, you’ll be doing yourself and everyone else a favor. I thank you in advance.

If you follow this golden rule Ibogaine is your friend, your teacher and your ally. If you break this rule, you will cause lots and lots of problems for yourself and others, please don’t be “that person”.

 

**Topics discussed on this website are not medical advice and have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This website and its statements, products and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.**

9 Comments on Contra-indications

  • Aimee Robles says:
    May 31, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I’m on suboxen 16 mg a day will you take me if so how long the stay and how much is it

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  • Chase says:
    March 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    On 95 mg methadone will you take me?

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    • Haley says:
      March 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      We can help you for sure. You’ll need to be off of methadone for a short time though. Give me a call and we can talk about the details.

      Haley
      1-888-66-IBOGA

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  • Emma says:
    November 26, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Hello,

    I have been searching for awhile to find a place that holds space and brings the spirit of plant medicine into my life for long lasting positive changes. I am not currently on any medications however, I battle bipolar from time to time, is it okay for me to partake in iboga ? I have a little experience with Aya but am seeking more as I would like to come there.

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    • Haley says:
      November 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Hi Emma,

      I just send you an email to address your questions. Yet, I’ll send a short answer here too.

      There’s no contra-indication with you having bi-polar from time to time. This is something we can work with you on for sure :)

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    • Mark says:
      December 8, 2016 at 12:37 am

      Emma, we would love to have you. We have worked with folks that struggle with bi-polar, and these sacred plants can help. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help in every way we can.

      Mark

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  • Anu says:
    February 27, 2016 at 10:16 am

    What about ayahuasca. It you take Iboga, how long you should wait until it is safe to take aya?

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    • Haley says:
      March 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Hey Anu,

      If you wait two or three days you’ll be fine to take Aya. It may take you that long to recover from Iboga anyway, so I wouldn’t recommend you do it any sooner. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

      Haley

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  • MARC says:
    February 24, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    does this help pot addiction

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