- Non-addictive alternative to the opium poppy, though less
- Pregnancy due to the uterine stimulating effects of the alkaloid cryptopine
- May enhance monoamine oxidase inhibitors due to inhibition of MAO-B by hydroalcoholic extracts
- Tincture enhances the hypnotic effect of pentabarbital due to the alkaloids
- Alkaloids similar to opium poppy:
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