Side effects of a caraway combination product with peppermint oil include a burning sensation around the breastbone, belching, nausea, and vomiting. Caraway may also cause allergic reactions, which could cause skin hives or rash, difficulty breathing, and chest or throat tightness.
Caraway can interact with some medications. It may increase the effects of diabetes medications (e.g., metformin, glyburide) and cause blood sugar levels to be too low.
Caraway may also increase the effects of herbs that decrease blood sugar levels. If you are taking diabetes medications or herbal products, you should consult your health care provider before using caraway.
If you are having sudden stomach pain, consult your health care provider before using caraway. If your symptoms persist or worsen after using caraway, consult your doctor.
Avoid using caraway at least 2 weeks before surgery as it may affect your normal blood sugar levels.
You should avoid caraway if you are allergic to plants of the Apiaceae/Carrot and Compositae family.
You should not use caraway if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Consult your health care provider if you have any questions.
Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, speak to your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider about any natural health products you may be taking.