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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 taking black cohosh good for balancing hormones?

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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I am going through menopause and began taking black cohosh to relieve symptoms. I have hpv. Is this ok?

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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Take celexa, xanax, and klonopin. Recently started taking a testosterone booster with black cohosh in it. Can this interact with meds?

Take celexa, xanax, and klonopin. Recently started taking a testosterone booster with black cohosh in it. Can this interact with meds?

Who knows,: since you don't know what's in the so-called "booster". One thing is certain, however, and that is that the booster doesn't do anything positive for you and is a waste of money. Black cohosh can react with many legitimate drugs and cause liver damage, etc. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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