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Bromelain is an enzyme that is often used as an ingredient in supplements. This substance is believed to be able to relieve symptoms due to inflammation, including arthritis. However, further research is still needed on the effectiveness of using bromelain in those conditions.

Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples. Bromelain is believed to work by producing substances that can prevent inflammation.

Bromelain brands: Noon Light, Nutrimax, Vegeblend

What is Bromelain

Group Free medicine
Category Supplements
Benefits Believed to be able to overcome inflammation
Consumed by Adults
Bromelain for pregnant and lactating women Category N:  Not yet categorized.

It is not known whether bromelain is absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Drug form Capsules

Warnings Before Consuming Bromelain

Bromelain should not be used indiscriminately. Note the following points before consuming bromelain:

  • Do not consume bromelain if you are allergic to this substance or  pineapple . Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking bromelain before certain medical operations or procedures, as this medicine can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • See a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction after consuming bromelain.

Bromelain Dosage and Administration

There is no dose of bromelain that is really effective. Follow the directions for use on the packaging when consuming bromelain. If you are in doubt, ask and discuss with the doctor to get the right dose.

One of the supplement products often used to overcome osteoarthritis, contains 90 mg of bromelain, 100 mg of rutin, and 48 mg of trypsin. The dosage of this supplement is 2 tablets 3 times a day.

How to Consume Bromelain Correctly

Always follow your doctor 's advice and read the medicine package before consuming bromelain. Swallow the bromelain capsule with a glass of water.

Avoid consuming bromelain before or after surgery, because bromelain can increase the risk of bleeding.

Store bromelain in a dry place, at room temperature, and away from direct sunlight. Keep this supplement out of the reach of children.

Bromelain Interactions with Other Drugs

Bromelain used with other drugs can cause several interactions, among others:

  • Increases the risk of bleeding if consumed with warfarin , aspirin, ibuprofen, heparin , or diclofenac
  • Increase the absorption of amoxicillin or tetracycline which can cause side effects
  • Increase the effects of phenytoin , valproic acid, barbiturates , benzodiazepines, or amitriptyline 

Side Effects and Dangers of Bromelain

Here are some side effects that can arise after consuming bromelain:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • More menstrual blood than usual

Consult a doctor if the side effects do not improve. See a doctor immediately if after consuming bromelain you experience an allergic reaction , which can be marked by swelling of the lips or eyelids, a rash on the skin, or difficulty breathing.

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