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In this Article
- What other names is Foxglove known by?
- What is Foxglove?
- How does Foxglove work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Foxglove.
Foxglove can cause irregular heart function and death. Signs of foxglove poisoning include stomach upset, small eye pupils, blurred vision, strong slow pulse, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, excessive urination, fatigue, muscle weakness and tremors, stupor, confusion, convulsions, abnormal heartbeats, and death. Long-term use of foxglove can lead to symptoms of toxicity, including visual halos, yellow-green vision, and stomach upset.
Deaths have occurred when foxglove was mistaken for comfrey.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: Taking foxglove by mouth is LIKELY UNSAFE for children.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Foxglove is UNSAFE when taken by mouth for self-medication. Do not use.
Heart disease: Although foxglove is effective for some heart conditions, it is too dangerous for people to use on their own. Heart disease needs to be diagnosed, treated, and monitored by a healthcare professional.
Kidney disease: People with kidney problems may not clear foxglove from their system very well. This can increase the chance of foxglove build-up and poisoning.
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