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Doctor insights on: Dong Quai Medication

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What is dong quai for?

What is dong quai for?

Dong quai: Dong quai (Chinese angelica) has been used to assist women with a variety of conditions to include PMS, menstrual cramps, pelvic pain, anemia related to menses, etc. ...Read more

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Please help what is dong quai for?

Please help what is dong quai for?

Chinese angelica: Dong quai has been used by women for PMS, pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and other associated issues. ...Read more

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It is safe to eat fruits while taking dong quai?

It is safe to eat fruits while taking dong quai?

Depends on amount: Eating a normal amount of fruit is fine, regardless of whether a person is taking dong quai. Eating too much fruit is not good, because fruit has a lot of sugar. One can talk with her primary care doctor about how much dong quai is safe, because it is not an fda approved medication (means its purity, effects, and side effects are uncertain). ...Read more

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Could I use dong quai and maca at the same time?

Could I use dong quai and maca at the same time?

Maca: Both together are safe, unless u have history of bleeding problems or taking anticoagulants or have thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Do i need prescription to get dong quai?

Do i need prescription to get dong quai?

No, but not safe 4 u: Dong quai is available without prescription but do not use when pregnant! it can cause uterine contractions & increase risk of miscarriage. As a doctor who specializes in herbal medicine i caution against using any herb in pregnancy without proper medical supervision. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/dangers-dong-quai-pregnancy-8471611.Html & http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/dong-quai-000238.Htm. ...Read more

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I didn't know i was pregnant and i took dong quai the first two weeks, i'm 6weeks right now is my baby gonna be ok?

I didn't know i was pregnant and i took dong quai the first two weeks, i'm 6weeks   right now is my baby gonna be ok?

Pregnancy: Most likely yes. But any concerns must be addressed in person with your obstetrician. They will do all of the tests, the scans and such. I wish you well with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take dong quai during early pregnancy?

Is it bad to take dong quai during early pregnancy?

Dong Quai: Yes. It is not to be taken at all in pregnancy. It has hormonal effects that can interfere with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

No ...: There is no good evidence it works for either. This is a good review: http://bit.Ly/vtmknd. See a fertility specialist (rei) if you're trying to conceive, or an ob/gyn if you are concerned about your cycles but not trying to conceive. ...Read more

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I took ten pills of dong quai (530 mg. Each) and I am seven weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

I took ten pills of dong quai (530 mg. Each) and I am seven weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

Dong quai: It is difficult to know the effect of dong quai on your baby. This is herbal preparation with no safety studies. Used in oriental countries for many diseases. It has uterine contraction and relaxation and bleeding properties reported. These herbs are laced with other chemicals. It is not a good idea to take any herbal prep.During pregnancy. Please see your ob. Gyn. Doctor and good luck. ...Read more

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I took ten pills of dong quai (530 mg. Each) and i was six weeks pregnant. I'm still pregnant. Is my baby ok?

Wait and see: There are still a great many things that can go wrong early in the pregnancy under the best of circumstances, and the dong quai may or may not contribute to that. As with many things, information about its effect on early pregnancy is simply lacking, good or bad. ...Read more

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Is surgical abortion safe after taking dong quai and black cohosh?

Is surgical abortion safe after taking dong quai and black cohosh?

Unknown: Because the effects of these herbals are not fully understood, you would be best to wait a week before having any elective procedure to allow any effects to clear from your system. ...Read more

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How much time does it take dong quai/black cohosh to work for miscarriage?

Black cohosh?: Many miscarriages will resolve on their own without help. Black cohosh is not typically used for this purpose and probably will not help. If your miscarriage is not resolving, it may be time to seek medical help with your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Is it safe taking dong quai and prenatal vit together..Im not pregnant but trying to get pregnant?

Is it safe taking dong quai and prenatal vit together..Im not pregnant but trying to get pregnant?

Sipplements: Prenatal vitamins and a supplement together pose no general problem, except to your wallet. Neither products will aide you in getting pregnant. Be aware of the bleeding risks of donq quai and the constipating risks of iron in your prenatal viramins. ...Read more

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Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Not likely: Neither of these is likely to provide much help with cycle regulation. In fact dong quai can cause blood thinning making periods even worse. ...Read more

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Just started taking rainbow life one women's, it continues red clover & dong quai, friend told me these shouldn't be taken with birth control, true?

Just started taking rainbow life one women's, it continues red clover & dong quai, friend told me these shouldn't be taken with birth control, true?

Drug interactions: There are a number of good drug interaction checkers available for free over the net. For OTC combinations you may have to sit down and type in each of multiple names of components, not just brand names. Then run program to see if interaction listed. Even if listed it doesn't mean you can't take it. It just means that it has been reported. It is always a balance of risk vs benefit. Good luck! ...Read more