In this Article
- What other names is European Mistletoe known by?
- What is European Mistletoe?
- How does European Mistletoe work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for European Mistletoe.
Injecting European mistletoe beneath the skin can cause fever, chills, allergic reactions, and other side effects.
Because the correct amount is sometimes hard to determine, do not take European mistletoe without the advice of your healthcare professional.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: European mistletoe is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth or inject under the skin during pregnancy. It might stimulate the uterus and cause a miscarriage.
There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking European mistletoe if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: European mistletoe might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using European mistletoe.
Heart disease: There is some evidence European mistletoe might make heart disease worse. Don't use it if you have a heart problem.
Leukemia: Some test tube studies suggested European mistletoe might be effective against childhood leukemia. But benefits have not been shown in people. In fact, European mistletoe might make leukemia worse. If you have leukemia, don't take European mistletoe.
Liver disease: There is some concern that taking European mistletoe might harm the liver. In theory, European mistletoe might make liver diseases, such as hepatitis, worse. People with liver disease or a history of liver disease should avoid European mistletoe.
Organ transplant: European mistletoe might make the immune system more active. This would be a problem for people who have received an organ transplant. A more active immune system might increase the risk of organ rejection. If you have had an organ transplant, avoid European mistletoe.
Surgery: European mistletoe might affect blood pressure. There is a concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop taking European mistletoe at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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