Arsenic Pills

Arsenic is a chemical element and metalloid that was an ingredient in many diet pills manufactured and sold during the Victorian era. The pills were meant to raise your metabolism and burn calories quickly. However, most consumers had no idea that arsenic was in their product, so overdoses and poisoning occurred often. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, abdominal pain, vertigo, delirium, dehydration, shock, and death.