Guarana

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Paullinia cupana; Paullinia sorbilis
  • INDICATIONS: Aphrodisiac, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, heart problems, headache, mental alertness, neuralgia, weight loss. Cosmetic products, anti-cellulite creams, shampoo for hair loss. Flavoring.
  • SYNONYM: Sapindaceae
  • CLASS: Stimulant, mild
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Caffeine, Clozapine, Ephedra, MAO inhibitors

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

The main constituent of guarana is caffeine. It contains more than twice as much caffeine as coffee or tea. Excessive consumption of caffeine is contraindicated for persons with high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, diabetes, ulcers, and epilepsy.

See also separate profile for caffeine.

Our database has 6 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
RENAL
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric