Swamp milkweed contains powerful chemicals called cardiac glycosides. These chemicals can cause dangerous heart issues.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use swamp milkweed for digestion problems and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SWAMP MILKWEED overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Swamp milkweed is likely unsafe when taken by mouth while pregnant or breast-feeding. It can cause serious heart issues.
Heart disease: Swamp milkweed can make a heart condition worse. Avoid use.
Low bloodpotassium levels: It's unsafe to use swamp milkweed if you have low potassium levels. Avoid use.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Digoxin helps the heart beat more strongly. Swamp milkweed also seems to affect the heart. Taking swamp milkweed along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take swamp milkweed if you are taking digoxin.
Quinine interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Swamp milkweed can affect the heart. Quinine might increase how much swamp milkweed stays in the body. Taking quinine along with swamp milkweed might increase the effects and side effects of swamp milkweed.
Do not take this combination
Antibiotics (Macrolide antibiotics) interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Taking macrolide antibiotics along with swamp milkweed might increase the chance of side effects from swamp milkweed.
Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Taking tetracycline antibiotics along with swamp milkweed might increase the chance of side effects from swamp milkweed.
Stimulant laxatives interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Swamp milkweed might affect the heart. Stimulant laxatives can cause diarrhea and decrease potassium levels. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart. Taking these products together can increase the risk of side effects.
Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Swamp milkweed might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium levels. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart. Taking these products together can increase the risk of side effects.
Medications for inflammation (Corticosteroids) interacts with SWAMP MILKWEED
Swamp milkweed might affect the heart. Some medications for inflammation, called corticosteroids, can decrease potassium and other electrolytes. Taking these products together can increase the risk of side effects of the heart.
Be cautious with this combination
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