What are the risks of homeopathic medicines?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
No drug is without its side effects -- even natural drugs. Because most of its formulations are heavily diluted, most homeopathic treatments are safe. However, some homeopathic remedies have caused a wide range of adverse effects, including abdominal pain, headaches, nausea, rashes, and pancreas or liver damage. There have also been some reports of serious side effects, including kidney failure, seizures, and death. Therefore, it’s always very important to consult a homeopathy expert before taking any treatments or giving formulations to children.

One study on the potential hazards of homeopathy suggests that the strongest danger comes from incorrectly replacing conventional treatments with homeopathic preparations. Therefore, to be as safe as possible, always get your advice on specific homeopathic treatments from a qualified naturopathic physician, homeopath, or other qualified healthcare provider.
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