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Effects On Men 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
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
Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms? On Levrothroxine 125 mg in AM. Total Thyroidectomy and celexa 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am going through menopause and began taking black cohosh to relieve symptoms. I have hpv. Is this ok?
Probably ok: There were some early studies that showed black cohash could be helpful in alleviating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes. This should be fine as long as: one takes the lowest effective dose, that dose does not exceed what is recommended by the manufacturer, that there is no interaction with other medications, and that one is being followed medically by their doctor. ...Read more
After taking black cohosh for 10 days i had painful left sided cramping for two days sometimes both if my ovris aching high temps then drop after.Why?
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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