California poppy contains chemicals that might cause relaxation and sleepiness.
People use California poppy for anxiety, insomnia, aches, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CALIFORNIA POPPY overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if California poppy is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: California poppy can slow down the central nervous system, causing sleepiness and other effects. California poppy might slow down the central nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using California poppy at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CALIFORNIA POPPY
California poppy might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking California poppy with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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