Bergamot

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Citrus aurantium ssp bergamia
  • INDICATIONS: Headache, bronchitis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides, psoriasis (in conjunction with UVA), insecticide, essential oil in perfumery, cosmetics, flavoring
  • SYNONYM: Rutaceae
  • CLASS: Stimulant, mild
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Two distinct species are known by the common name of bergamot. This profile does not refer to Monarda didyma.

Oil of bergamot possesses photosensitive and melanogenic properties because of the presence of furocoumarins, primarily bergapten (5-methoxypsoralen [5-MOP]).

Its use is restricted or banned in many countries.

Our database has 11 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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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