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Ergot

How does Ergot work?

Ergot contains chemicals that can help reduce bleeding by causing a narrowing of the blood vessels.

Are there safety concerns?

Ergot is UNSAFE. There is a high risk of poisoning, and it can be fatal. Early symptoms include nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, itching, and rapid or slow heartbeat. It can progress to gangrene, vision problems, confusion, spasms, convulsions, unconsciousness, and death.

Do not use ergot if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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