Cayenne
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Cayenne Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

Capsaicin creams commonly cause an unpleasant burning sensation when they are first applied; this sensation disappears over subsequent days as treatment is continued.

As a commonly used food, cayenne is generally recognized as safe. Contrary to some reports, cayenne does not appear to aggravate stomach ulcers . 1

Interactions You Should Know About

If you are taking:

  • The asthma drug theophylline : Cayenne might increase the amount you absorb, possibly leading to toxic levels. 2
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs : Cayenne might protect your stomach from damage.

References

  1. Graham DY, Smith JL, Opekun AR. Spicy food and the stomach. Evaluation by videoendoscopy. JAMA. 260(23):3473-5.
  2. Bouraoui A, Toumi A, Mustapha HB, et al. Effects of capsicum fruit on theophylline absorption and bioavailability in rabbits. Drug Nutr Interact. 1998;5:345-350.
 
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