Homeopathic boneset may have antiviral effects. Caution is advised in patients taking other antiviral agents or immunomodulators.
Boneset may cause excessive fluid loss from the body, possibly also decreasing the body's potassium supplies. Low potassium levels can result in muscle weakness and potentially dangerous changes in heart rhythm.
Unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids are common in the genus of boneset and might be in boneset as well. Caution is advised when taking agents that are potentially liver damaging, as the combination may increase the risk of liver damage.
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