Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.
Homeopathic medicines can be useful before and after surgery to decrease apprehension, reduce swelling and bruising, reduce itching from surgical scars, and help with recovery. They will not interfere with anesthesia and other medicines used during or after surgery. Always tell your physician if you plan to take medicines, herbs or supplements before or after surgery.