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Dong Quai Medication
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
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
I have been taking dong quai for one week and I just found out im 11weeks pregnant. Is my baby going to be ok?
Most likely: Hopefully, you have stopped this now. Best Wishes ...Read more
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?
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
I took ten pills of dong quai (530 mg. Each) and I was six weeks pregnant. I'm still pregnant. Is my baby ok?
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
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
Is it safe taking dong quai and prenatal vit together. I'm not pregnant but trying to get pregnant?
I bought 1000mg Dong Quai capsules. How many and how often and for how long should I take them to induce a miscarriage? I am no more than 2 weeks preg
No, not safe: Inducing abortions outside of a medical facility is very dangerous, and can result in serious injury or death. ...Read more
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
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