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Ontario Poison Centre

Homeopathic products

Homeopathic products


Homeopathic products are advertised to treat a wide variety of health issues. These products are generally very diluted, and ingredients are listed in terms of its degree of dilution (ex/ 1X, 5C). Because of this dilution, unintentional exposure or overdose of these products rarely causes symptoms. However, remember that not all available products are regulated and ingredient labels may not be reliable.

Poisoning Risk


Expected Symptoms

  • None/Minimal. Can cause possible upset stomach (discomfort, nausea, isolated episode of vomiting or diarrhea).

Home Treatment

  • Provide something to drink for dilution.
  • Call the Poison Centre for further advice.

*Note: visit the Health Canada website for the database of approved homeopathic products:


  • This product should be locked up and out of sight with all of your other household medicines.
  • Always keep this product in its original container.
  • Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).


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