viruses. It also contains a chemical called thujone that can cause brain problems.
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vomiting, painful diarrhea, asthma, seizures, and death.
Thuja products can contain a chemical called thujone. Thujone can cause low blood pressure, asthma, seizures, and death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take thuja by mouth if you are pregnant. Thuja might cause a miscarriage.
It is also LIKELY UNSAFE to take thuja by mouth if you are breast-feeding because of possible toxicity. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Thuja might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using thuja.
Seizures: Taking thuja might cause seizures in some people. Don't take thuja if you have a history of having seizures.
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.