An Associated Press analysis of the FDA's side effect reports has found that more than 800 homeopathic ingredients were potentially implicated in health problems last year. Complaints ranged from vomiting to attempted suicide.
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The AP also found that the FDA has set limits for alcohol in medicine, especially for small children, but they don't apply to homeopathic remedies. At least 20 ingredients used in conventional prescription drugs, such as morphine for pain, are used in homeopathic remedies.
Given recent recalls of over the counter products, it's imperative that consumers carefully read the label of products like Zicam and others.