Fly agaric mushroom
Fly agaric mushroom


Fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria) has a red cap with white spots. It is used as a hallucinogen but can be poisonous to humans.

Fly agaric mushrooms have chemicals that cause the brain to misunderstand what the body is seeing, hearing, tasting, and feeling.

Despite serious safety concerns, fly agaric mushroom is sometimes used as a hallucinogen.
When taken by mouth: Fly agaric mushroom is unsafe. It can cause side effects such as sleepiness, confusion, dizziness, delirium, and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Fly agaric mushroom is unsafe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding.


There is interest in using fly agaric mushroom for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of fly agaric mushroom might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Fly Agaric Mushroom interacts with any medicines. Before taking Fly Agaric Mushroom, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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