In this Article
- What other names is Wormwood known by?
- What is Wormwood?
- How does Wormwood work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Wormwood.
Wormwood can cause restlessness, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, vomiting, stomach cramps, dizziness, tremors, urine retention, kidney damage, and seizures. Other side effects include thirst, restlessness, numbness of arms and legs, paralysis, and death.
Do not use wormwood if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to other plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family, such as daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed.
- You have a blood disorder known as porphyria.
- You have a seizure disorder or epilepsy.
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.
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