Aconite

Reviewed on 8/27/2021

What Is Aconite Used For and How Does it Work?

Aconite is used for facial nerve pain (neuralgia), rheumatism, and sciatica.

Aconite is possibly effective topically for facial neuralgia.

Aconite is available under the following different brand names: Aconitum and Monkshood.

What Are the Dosages of Aconite?

Dosages of Aconite

Topical or oral use of aconite is not recommended.

Dosage Considerations

Topical or oral use of aconite is not recommended.

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Aconite?

Side effects of Aconite include:

  • Fatal arrhythmias: V-TACH, V-FIB; LIFE-THREATENING WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF INGESTION

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Aconite?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Aconite has no listed interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Aconite?

Warnings

  • This medication contains aconite. Do not take Aconitum or Monkshood if you are allergic to aconite or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Topical or oral use of the undiluted herb

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Aconite?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Aconite?"

Cautions

  • No information is available.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about the use of Aconite during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
References
Medscape. Aconite.

https://reference.medscape.com/drug/aconitum-monkshood-aconite-344465

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