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What are side effects of taking bromelain (bromelin)?

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Bromelain can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, and heavy menstrual periods. It can trigger reactions in people with allergies to pineapples, certain pollens, carrots, celery, rye and wheat flour, latex, bee venom, and other substances.

From: Bromelain (Bromelin) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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