Side Effects of Bergamot OilWhen applied to the skin, bergamot oil can cause irritation and sensitivity to the sun. It is not known what side effects (if any) to expect from other types of uses of the oil.
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Drug InteractionsIt is not known if this product interacts with any medications (see Bergamot Oil Drug Interactions).
Is Bergamot Oil Safe?Bergamot oil (when used in normal amounts in food as a flavoring agent) is generally recognized to be safe. However, some people are more likely than others to experience problems due to the substance. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you:
- Have any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Bergamot Oil and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Bergamot Oil and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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What If I Take an Overdose?It is not known what exactly to expect from a bergamot oil overdose (or even if an overdose is possible). If you think you may have taken too much, seek immediate medical attention.
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