Feverfew has a history of being used for migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. People who take feverfew for a long time and then stop taking it may have difficulty sleeping.
Feverfew is a plant.
Common side effects of feverfew include canker sores, swelling and irritation of the lips and tongue, and loss of taste.
Feverfew Cautionary Labels
Feverfew is used most often for migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus (ringing or roaring sounds in the ears), dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Feverfew may be used for other conditions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of Feverfew
Common side effects of feverfew include the following:
- canker sores
- swelling and irritation of the lips and tongue
- loss of taste
Less common side effects can include nausea, digestive problems, and bloating.
People who take feverfew for a long time and then stop taking it may have difficulty sleeping, headaches, joint pain, nervousness, and stiff muscles.
This is not a complete list of feverfew side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
No drug interactions have been listed by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Special precautions & warnings:
- Women who are pregnant should not use feverfew because it may cause the uterus to contract, increasing the risk of miscarriage or premature delivery.
- People can have allergic reactions to feverfew. Those who are allergic to other members of the daisy family (which includes ragweed and chrysanthemums) are more likely to be allergic to feverfew.