Reviewed on 9/24/2021

What Is Acai and How Does It Work?

Acai uses include:

Acai is available under the following different brand and other names: accai palm, Cabbage Palm, and Euterpe oleracea.

Dosages of Acai

Available as berries, oil, topical wash, juice, and extract.

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Acai Berries

  • No typical dosage
  • Eaten as food
  • Anthocyanin/ flavonoid therapeutic dosage (applicable to Acai berry): 200-1500 mg once/day

Acai Berry Oil

  • Diarrhea

Acai Berry Topical Wash

  • Skin ulcers
  • Fever

Other Information

  • Acai berry juice: if tolerated well, drink as needed
  • Acai berry extract 500 mg once/day


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Acai?

No side effects information is available.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Acai?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Acai has no known severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Acai has no known interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Acai?


This medication contains acai. Do not take accai palm, Cabbage Palm, or Euterpe oleracea if you are allergic to acai or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.


  • None listed on FDA-approved label

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Acai?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Acai?"


Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about use of acai during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
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