How does Mercury Herb work?
The root and stem of mercury herb might work as laxatives to help stool move through the intestine.
Are there safety concerns?
Mercury herb is UNSAFE when the fresh plant is used. It can cause diarrhea, bladder problems, paralysis, liver and kidney failure, and death. The pollen might also cause allergic reactions, nose irritation, and asthma in some people who are sensitive to mercury herb and other related plants.
Do not use mercury herb if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dosing considerations for Mercury Herb.
The appropriate dose of mercury herb depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mercury herb. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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.