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Capsicum Side Effects

Applies to capsicum: compounding liquid, compounding powder

Although rare, allergic reactions to capsicum may occur. Stop taking capsicum and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Other less serious side effects have also been reported infrequently. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider if you experience

  • upset stomach;

  • heartburn;

  • diarrhea; or

  • burning sensation in the mouth or throat or with skin contact.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Some side effects of capsicum may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.