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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

Yes: Fenugreek has many health benefits and has no known interaction with Synthroid (thyroxine). See http://tinyurl.com/mcpk93r for more about fenugreek. A high percentage of those with hypothyroidism benefit from either adding T3 or changing to natural Thyroid. See http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro and http://tinyurl.com/63ood7 and http://tinyurl.com/pgvyeb8 ...Read more

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Can I take tribulus and fenugreek supplements while taking zoloft (sertraline) and adderall daily ?

Can I take tribulus and fenugreek supplements while taking zoloft (sertraline) and adderall daily ?

Not a good idea: I generally recommend that my patients avoid the use of supplements while taking antidepressants or stimulants. The reason for this (in part) is due to the risk of potential interactions and serious side effects. ...Read more

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Can I use fenugreek herbal supplement pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I use fenugreek herbal supplement pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Probably: Fenugreek is not listed as one of the supplements that interferes with Depo-Provera. St John's Wort, Bloodroot and Yucca are listed. Herbal supplements do not have to be tested as rigorously as prescription drugs, so there may some risk that has not yet been studied. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What will fenugreek seeds for me?

What will fenugreek seeds for me?

Fenugreek: It stimulates breast milk production in breast feeding women & increases libido, lowers cholesterol & sugar. ...Read more

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Are fenugreek capsules safe for teenagers?

Are fenugreek capsules safe for teenagers?

Not recommended : Fenugreek might be unsafe for children or teenagers . Some reports have linked fenugreek tea to loss of consciousness in children. An unusual body odor resembling maple syrup may occur in children drinking fenugreek tea. ...Read more

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Will fenugreek affect urine drug testing?

Will fenugreek affect urine drug testing?

Not that I can find: I could find no references to any false positives related to this herbal medicine. ...Read more

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What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

Diabetes and More: Fenugreek is used for diabetes and loss of appetite, and to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/fenugreek current uses of red clover are for menopausal symptoms, breast pain associated with menstrual cycles, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and symptoms of prostate enlargement. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/redclover/ataglance.htm. ...Read more