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What is it?

Cocoa is a dietary supplement used as an antioxidant, for lactose intolerance, chocolate cravings, to increase the immune system functioning, and lower cholesterol (blood fat) levels. It may also be used for a medical test called a cholecystography. Scientific studies have found that people who use Cocoa can exercise longer and drive better.

Other names for Cocoa include: Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Seed, Cocoa Semen, and Kakao.

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you


Talk with your caregiver about how much Cocoa you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Cocoa. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.


Side Effects:

Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.


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Last Updated: 9/15/2016

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