- What other names is Angel's Trumpet known by?
- What is Angel's Trumpet?
- How does Angel's Trumpet work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Angel's Trumpet.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use angel's trumpet as a recreational drug to induce hallucinations and euphoria. They also use it to treat asthma.
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confusion, dilated pupils, intense thirst, dry skin, flushing, fever, high or low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, difficulty breathing, hallucinations, nervousness, loss of memory, convulsions, paralysis, coma, and death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE for anyone to use, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Children: Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Severe poisoning has occurred in children who ate angel's trumpet accidentally and in teenagers who used angel's trumpet as a recreational drug.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. The entire plant is considered poisonous. Don't use it, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Congestive heart failure (CHF): Angel's trumpet might cause rapid heartbeat and make CHF worse. Don't use it.
Constipation: Angel's trumpet might make constipation worse. Don't use it.
Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome might be especially sensitive to the dangerous side effects of angel's trumpet. Don't use it.
Esophageal reflux: Esophageal reflux is a condition in which stomach juices back up into the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus). Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse because it can delay stomach emptying. Don't use it.
Fever: Angel's trumpet might make fever worse. Don't use it.
Stomach ulcer: Angel's trumpet might delay stomach emptying and make stomach ulcers worse. Don't use it.
Narrow-angle glaucoma: Angel's trumpet might raise the pressure inside the eye. This could make narrow-angle glaucoma worse. Don't use it.
Conditions that block the gastrointestinal tract such as atony, paralytic ileus, and stenosis: Angel's trumpet might make these conditions worse. Don't use it.
Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia): Angel's trumpet might cause make tachycardia worse. Don't use it.
Ulcerative colitis: Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse. Don't use it.
Difficult urination: Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse. Don't use it.
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Angel's trumpet contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking angel's trumpet and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.
Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011