In this Article
- What other names is Arnica known by?
- What is Arnica?
- How does Arnica work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Arnica.
Arnica is considered a poison. When taken by mouth it can cause irritation of the mouth and throat, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, shortness of breath, a fast heartbeat, an increase in blood pressure, heart damage, coma, and death.
Do not use arnica if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies.
- You have irritable bowel, ulcers, Chrohn's disease, or other stomach or intestinal conditions.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Arnica might increase the risk of bleeding.
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