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Do homeopathy medicines cause side effects?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yesw: Sure. Although designed to be given in very small doses, many have not been tested for safety. And if taken in large quantities, serious side effects may occur. Belladonna, a common ingredient in some homeopathic colic medications for babies, can cause death in high quantities.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can homeopathy medicine cause side effects? Can any docs explain?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Homeopathy: Truly homeopathic medicines DON'T cause side effects.By this I mean classical homeopathy remedies made in homeopathic medical pharmacies, and prescribed after a careful case-taking by a trained homeopath. If instead you mean a botanical or nutritional supplement mistakenly called "homeopathic," side effects ARE possible. Homeopathic remedies can temporarily increase symptoms on the way to healing.

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