How Would You Feel If The Medicine You're Using is Actually Made From Poison?

July 6, 2010 6:57pm CST
If you will check out Pilocarpine (medicine for eye problem, Glaucoma) in, you will get this definition: A colorless or yellow poisonous compound, C11H16N2O2, obtained from the leaves of the jaborandi and used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma. Reference link:
5 responses
@topffer (24115)
• France
7 Jul 10
I am using homeopathy since years. It is an old alternative medicine -- it has more than 2 centuries : it was first proposed by a German physician, Hahnemann, in 1796 -- treating by the "law of similars" : to treat a poison, you take a very small dose of the same poison. It is recognized as a legal medicine in my country and it works ! I took many homeopathic diluted poisons and I am not afraid with this medicine.
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
Can we consider this a Homeopathy? To cure a person bitten by a Cobra, we need to administer an anti-venom that comes also from a poisonous snake like Cobra?
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
2 Sep 10
as long as it will do good to our health, why not? I am sure the scientist or doctor who discovered this has tested it. Or else he will be sued or be responsible for the damage done.
@ifa225 (11104)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 10
i know that immune medicine made by poison too. our body would give the T cell to detect the poison and make the anti dot. that is all i know about body immune. so it is okay to drink some medicine from poison as long as the quantity is limited
@dawnald (84122)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jul 10
I was taking this internal stuff for psoriasis. But after a week or so, it made me vomit. It turned out that the active ingredient was a very mild version of what can be, in sufficient quantities, a deadly poison. My body sure didn't like it.
@o0jopak0o (6409)
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
well there are a lot of medicines that came from weird places like the penicillin. I think if we can use it for the better then why not.