July 23, 2016

Fever Bark

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How does Fever Bark work?

Fever bark contains chemicals that can lower blood pressure.

Are there safety concerns?

Fever bark seems to be UNSAFE. It contains chemicals that can cause side effects such as stuffy nose, irritability, allergic reactions, eye problems, kidney problems, depression, and psychotic reactions. Large doses can cause heart problems and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Fever bark seems to be UNSAFE. Avoid using it. It might harm you and your baby.

Depression: Some of the chemicals in fever bark might make depression worse.

Stomach ulcers: Some of the chemicals in fever bark might make stomach ulcers worse.

Schizophrenia: Some of the chemicals in fever bark might cause a psychotic episode.

Surgery: Fever bark acts like a stimulant. There is some concern that it might interfere with surgery by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Stop using fever bark at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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