May 25, 2016

Squill

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How does Squill work?

The chemicals in squill affect the heart. They can also thin mucus secretions in the lungs.

Are there safety concerns?

Squill is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It causes stomach irritation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, vision changes, depression, confusion, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, and skin rash. More serious side effects such as seizures, life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms, and death have occurred.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to take squill by mouth, but people with the following conditions have even more reasons not to use it:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take squill by mouth if you are pregnant. It might cause a miscarriage. It's also UNSAFE to take squill if you are breast-feeding.

Heart conditions: Do not use squill if you have certain heart conditions, such as complete heart block, abnormally thick heart muscle, abnormally fast heart beats, or a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Squill could make your condition worse.

Low potassium levels or high calcium levels in the blood (electrolyte imbalance): Do not use squill if you have one of these conditions. Squill could make your electrolyte imbalance worse.

Stomach and bowel problems: Squill can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don't use it if you have any stomach or bowel conditions.


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