Hello. Sorry no one got to you. I copied the info on this herb from our drug checker, above. It is topical or tincture. This does not work with steroids. You need to talk with your physician. An herbalist may suggest, however, self treating is not wise with this. It does cause stomach problems (see below) amongst other serious effects:
Arnica tincture is used for:
Temporarily relieving irritation from minor bruising and soreness. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Arnica tincture is a counterirritant. Exactly how it works is unknown.
Do NOT use arnica tincture if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in arnica tincture
you have a stomach or intestinal infection or irritation
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using arnica tincture:
Some medical conditions may interact with arnica tincture. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have cut, broken, scraped, or irritated skin
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with arnica tincture. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Disulfiram, fluorouracil, furazolidone, or metronidazole because fast or irregular heartbeat, flushing, headache, nausea, trouble breathing, and vomiting may occur
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if arnica tincture may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
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