July 27, 2016

Lily-Of-The-Valley

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How does Lily-of-the-valley work?

Lily-of-the-valley contains substances that have activity on the heart muscle. It can affect contractions, heart rate, and excitability.

Are there safety concerns?

Lily-of-the-valley might be safe for most people when used under proper medical supervision. But, it is UNSAFE when used for self-medication. Since lily-of-the-valley can affect the heart and other systems, the dose must be carefully chosen and side effects checked by a healthcare professional. If you swallow lily-of-the-valley accidentally, get medical treatment right away. Lily-of-the-valley can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abnormal heart rhythm, headache, decreased consciousness and responsiveness, and visual color disturbances.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don't self-medicate with lily-of-the-valley if you are pregnant. It is UNSAFE to use unless you are under close medical supervision.

Heart disease: Don't self-medicate with lily-of-the-valley if you have heart disease. It is UNSAFE to use unless you are under close medical supervision.

Low levels of potassium (potassium deficiency): Don't use lily-of-the valley if you are potassium deficient. Lily-of-the-valley contains chemicals called cardiac glycosides that can cause the body to lose potassium. This could make potassium deficiency worse. If your potassium level gets low enough, it can harm the heart.


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