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What are the side effects for a male taking black cohosh?

What are the side effects for a male taking black cohosh?

Good and bad: Can have estrogenic effects... Some good and some not so good. Great review summary- http://tinyurl.Com/c9defwu. ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects to taking black cohosh to induce labor?

Are there any negative side effects to taking black cohosh to induce labor?

Don't do it!: Black cohosh and all other complementary and alternative medications should be completely avoided by everyone because they are unregulated and potentially dangerous with no proven benefit. Even more so for pregnant women, or women hoping to enter labor soon! please disclose to your obstetrician any of those dangerous drugs you may have been exposed to! ...Read more

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Might there be any negative side effects to the baby when taking black cohosh to induce labor?

Might there be any negative side effects to the baby when taking black cohosh to induce labor?

What are you thinkin: Taking anything herbal when you are pregnant and certainly trying to use it to induce labor is not advisable. Labor should be induced only when the doctor is standing by. ...Read more

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Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms? On Levrothroxine 125 mg in AM. Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms?  On Levrothroxine  125 mg in AM.  Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Safe but effective?: To date, the use of the herbal medication, black cohash, used as directed, 20mg daily, has been safe but recent large randomized studies have not shown it to be statistically effective in relieving menopausal symptoms. Like other herbal medications, the long term use of these drugs has not been throughly studied. There is no known contraindication using black cohosh with your other medications. ...Read more

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I started taking black cohosh for my hot flashes a few days ago when should I expect its effect

I started taking black cohosh for my hot flashes a few days ago when should I expect its effect

Hard to tell.: Supplements like cohash, soy, chasteberry have estrogen like activity but they are not estrogen and are less likely to help with some of the stronger hot flashes that women have as they transition thru menopause. Some women do find them helpful but many do not. I would think if your are going to see improvement you would see within the first several weeks. Generally felt to be a safe product. ...Read more

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Who should take black cohosh?

Who should take black cohosh?

It depends: Menopausal women with hot flashes are the ones who most frequently use black cohosh. However, those with breast cancer, other hormone-sensitive cancers, kidney transplants, and liver disease possibly should not use this herb. Please consult with your own physician about your personal situation. For more info: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Is black cohosh safe to take?

Is black cohosh safe to take?

Yes: As long as you don't have breast cancer, history of blood clots or liver disease. Black cohosh can help with the transition of challenging menopause. It's best to take the lowest dose possible for the shortest time possible. Great question! thanks for asking. ...Read more

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How long does it take for black cohosh to start working?

How long does it take for black cohosh to start working?

Good question: The question is if black cohosh really works at all. Some studies suggest it may help menopausal symptoms--others have found little benefit. It's pretty harmless so you can try it a few weeks and see. ...Read more

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What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

consistent activity: Like all herbs, black cohosh root contains a large variety of chemicals. The best-studied standardized form, remifemin, has an extract equivalent to 20 mg of root containing 1 mg of 26-deoxyactein, one of the active ingredients. One can take the root instead of the extract but the amount of 26-deoxyactein will be less certain. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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I bought black cohosh pils of 540 mg, how many can I take a day? And what time is it best to take?

Non standard: A daily dose of 40 to 80 mg standardized pills. For nonstandardized pills, i need to know the brand in order to provide more info. ...Read more

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Have any of you tried black cohosh for menopause?

Have any of you tried black cohosh for menopause?

Yes!: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Can taking black cohosh cause a miscarriage?

Can taking black cohosh cause a miscarriage?

Black Cohosh: Black cohosh can stimulate uterine contractions.In early pregnancy that can result in miscarriage: in late pregnancy, preterm labor. Not advisable to take if pregnant. The dosage that causes miscarriage varies from woman to woman. Best to avoid use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take black cohosh if I am having hot flushes? How much?

Can I take black cohosh if I am having hot flushes? How much?

Yes, depending . . .: . . . On what other medicines you're taking and medical conditions you have. Please consult your physician first. But in research tests black cohosh (actaea racemosa) has been found to be safe in doses between 40-80 mg/day, for 6 months. The tablets should be standardized to contain 1 mg of 27-deoxyactein. For more info, please see: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/black-cohosh-000226.Htm. ...Read more

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I am a male i want to know if black cohosh and fenugreek can be taken together is there any danger?

I am a male i want to know if black cohosh and fenugreek can be taken together is there any danger?

No danger: Not sure of the benefit, may contradict each other. Could not find much literature of what the black cohash does. ...Read more

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Can black cohosh terminate pregnancy?

Can black cohosh terminate pregnancy?

Black cohosh: It is possible that black cohosh which is a herb can cause a miscarriage early in the pregnancy, but later in the pregnancy it can be used to induce labor at five weeks it should work. Good luck! ...Read more

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