Despite serious safety concerns, people use angel's trumpet as a recreational drug to induce hallucinations and euphoria. It is also used for asthma and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Safety Safety definitions
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is UNSAFE for anyone to use angel's trumpet. But angel's trumpet is especially dangerous for people with the following conditions:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. The entire plant is considered poisonous. Don't use it.
Children: Angel's trumpet is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Severe poisoning has occurred in children who ate angel's trumpet accidentally and in teenagers who used angel's trumpet as a recreational drug.
Heart failure and fluid build up in the body (congestive heart failure or CHF): Angel's trumpet might cause rapid heartbeat and make CHF worse. Don't use it.
Constipation: Angel's trumpet might make constipation worse. Don't use it.
Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome might be especially sensitive to the dangerous side effects of angel's trumpet. Don't use it.
Persistent heartburn: Persistent heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD) is a condition in which stomach juices back up into the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus). Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse because it can delay stomach emptying. Don't use it.
Fever: Angel's trumpet might make fever worse. Don't use it.
Stomach ulcer: Angel's trumpet might delay stomach emptying and make stomach ulcers worse. Don't use it.
A group of eye disorders that can lead to vision loss (glaucoma): Angel's trumpet might raise the pressure inside the eye. This could make narrow-angle glaucoma worse. Don't use it.
Conditions that block the gastrointestinal tract such as atony, paralytic ileus, and stenosis: Angel's trumpet might make these conditions worse. Don't use it.
Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia): Angel's trumpet might cause make tachycardia worse. Don't use it.
A type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis): Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse. Don't use it.
Difficult urination: Angel's trumpet might make this condition worse. Don't use it.
- Causing euphoria and hallucinations.
- Other conditions.
Dosing & administration
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs)
Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Angel's trumpet contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking angel's trumpet and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.
Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).