Nux Vomica

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How does Nux Vomica work?

Nux vomica contains strychnine and other chemicals that affect the brain and muscle contractions.

Are there safety concerns?

Nux vomica is UNSAFE. Taking nux vomica for more than a week, or in high amounts of 30 mg or more, can cause severe side effects. Some of these side effects include restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, neck and back stiffness, spasms of jaw and neck muscles, convulsions, seizures, breathing problems, liver failure, death, and other serious problems.

Do not use nux vomica if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a liver condition.

Dosing considerations for Nux Vomica.

The appropriate dose of nux vomica 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 nux vomica. 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.


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