Drug: arnica montana

Arnica should not be applied to open wounds or mucous membranes. Arnica also may give mild odor when applied. Undiluted oral forms are considered unsafe and have been reported to cause cardiac arrest, fast heart beat, shortness of breath, stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Pure arnica is considered an unsafe herb by the FDA. REFERENCE: FDA Poisonous Plant Database.

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Quick dissolving tablets; Ointment: 4%; Cream: 7%; Gel 7%, 8%

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Store Arnica Montana at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

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Topical Cream or Gel
  • Adults and children 2 years of age and older: Apply a thin layer to affected area(s) as soon as possible after injury. Repeat 3 to 4 times a day or as needed. Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds.
  • Children under 2 years of age: Consult a doctor.
Tablets Adults and children 2 years of age and older: at the onset of symptoms, dissolve 2 tablets in the mouth or in 1 tablespoon of water and repeat every hour for 2 more hrs. Then dissolve 2 tablets in the mouth every 6 hrs.

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There are no adequate studies done on arnica to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. It is considered unsafe during pregnancy. Arnica has been used to cause abortions.

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It is not known whether arnica enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

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