guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom) (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether guarana enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to avoid using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of guarana are agitation, anxiety, increased heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.


Medscape. Guarana (Herbs/Suppl) - Brazilian cocoa, guarana gum, guarana paste, guaranine, paullinia cupana, Uabano, Uaranzeiro, zoom.

Woods, DJ. Guarana: Paullinia cupana, P. sorbilis; also known as Brazilian cocoa and 'zoom'. J Prim Health Care. 2012 Jun 1;4(2):163-4.

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