In this Article
- What other names is Henbane known by?
- What is Henbane?
- How does Henbane work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Henbane.
Henbane is UNSAFE when used for self-medication. Since henbane can be very toxic, the dose must be carefully chosen and side effects checked by a healthcare professional. Too much henbane can cause poisoning and death.
Do not use henbane if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a heart condition such as heart failure or an abnormal heartbeat. Henbane may increase the heart rate and worsen heart failure.
- You have a condition called Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome might be extremely sensitive to the effects of henbane.
- You have a fever.
- You have narrow-angle glaucoma.
- You have trouble urinating (urinary retention).
- You have a problem in your digestive tract, such as heartburn or "gastroesophageal reflux disease" (GERD), a hiatal hernia, an infection, constipation, a blockage, ulcerative colitis, a serious condition called toxic megacolon, or other disorders.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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