Cayenne Side Effects & Warnings

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Cayenne may increase the risk of bleeding or potentiate the effects of warfarin therapy.

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.

Theophylline pharmacokinetics and metabolism in rabbits following single and repeated administration of Capsicum fruit. -- Bouraoui A, Brazier JL, Zouaghi H, Rousseau M.

Use 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.

 

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