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Dr. Robert Patterson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are the side effects for a male taking black cohosh?

Dr. Robert Patterson
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Might there be any negative side effects to the baby when taking black cohosh to induce labor?

Dr. Charles Davant
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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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Are there any negative side effects to taking black cohosh to induce labor?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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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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Dr. James Gildner
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
13 years in practice
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I started taking black cohosh for my hot flashes a few days ago when should I expect its effect

Dr. James Gildner
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Brad Eilerman
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Is taking black cohosh good for balancing hormones?

Dr. Brad Eilerman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Is taking black cohosh good for balancing hormones?

Black cohosh: Black cohosh helps with vasomotor symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, etc.) but does not "balance hormones". ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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I am going through menopause and began taking black cohosh to relieve symptoms. I have hpv. Is this ok?

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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Can i take multivitamin for women while taking black cohosh?

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Can i take multivitamin for women while taking black cohosh?

Yes: But not much is known about black cohosh. It has estrogen-like properties that can have different effects in different parts of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is surgical abortion safe after taking dong quai and black cohosh?

Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Douglas Bey
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Wondering if I should try 5 htp for depression I am currently taking black cohosh but I am getting off of it.I just had partial hysterectomy 6wks ago?

Dr. Douglas Bey
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Wondering if I should try 5 htp for depression I am currently taking black cohosh but I am getting off of it.I just had partial hysterectomy 6wks ago?

Why not a med ?: Precursors aren't very effective $ there are many safe effective medicines. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Menstrual cramping: is both hormonal and prostaglandin induced. You must be examined by your GYN and placed on NSAID and hormonal therapy. Until seen and examined I would recommend OTC Alve or Adil if not allergic.. ...Read more

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