Cayenne may increase the risk of bleeding or potentiate the effects of
Around one third of patients may experienced local adverse events with capsaicin
as a topical treatment for pain.
Cayenne can increase the amount of absorption rate of other herbs and
prescription medications due to its' heating properties.
Results show that Capsicum ingestion reduces oral drug bioavailability, likely
as a result of the gastrointestinal effects of capsaicin..
It was found that a single dose of Capsicum fruit could affect pharmacokinetic
parameters of theophylline, while a repeated dose affected the metabolic pathway
of xanthine oxidase.
pharmacokinetics and metabolism in rabbits following single and repeated
administration of Capsicum fruit. -- Bouraoui A, Brazier JL, Zouaghi H, Rousseau
extreme caution around children when using cayenne and capsaicin products.
Recommendations have been found on the internet to use cayenne as a deterrent to
thumb sucking -- please do not follow those questionable instructions. Learn
more about Cayenne.