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Dr. Raymond Schneider Dr. Schneider
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it ok to take vitex with out prescribtion and also when can I start taking this herb ?

It is not prescripti: It is an herb so not much scientific study. It is generally felt to be probably safe. Give it a try and see if you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Magdy Shaaban Dr. Shaaban
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
37 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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Hi ya can you take vitex herb tablet with baby aspirin 75 ?

Hi ya can you take vitex herb tablet with baby aspirin 75 
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Vitex: it is herbal supplement .they say to balance the hormones, pituitary and help with fertility.there is no studies about vitex and Aspirin.the shorT answer I DONT KNOW ...Read more

Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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After having a miscarriage in Jan and haven't had regular bleeding since Nov. is it a good idea to take vitex?

After having a miscarriage in Jan and haven't had regular bleeding since Nov.  is it a good idea to take vitex?

See a Doctor: If you have not had a regular period more than 2 months after a miscarriage, you must see a doctor. You may need some blood tests to check your hormones and you may need an ultrasound. Good Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill Dr. Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
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I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

Supplements: there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest any benefit to these supplements in the setting of a normal balanced diet without malabsorbptoin ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I have been reading that vitex & or saw palmetto can help aid female fertility naturally. Is this so on either or both of these herbs & are they safe?

I have been reading that vitex & or saw palmetto can help aid female fertility naturally. Is this so on either or both of these herbs & are they safe?

Yes, esp. Vitex: Every person is an individual and nothing works for everyone, but vitex is safe and often very helpful- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/vitex saw palmetto has more specialized use, esp. For those with pcos, so don't recommend for everyone- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/saw-palmetto-fertility.Html many on levothyroxine benefit from liothyronine- this can help fertility- see comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Pool Dr. Pool
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Could I take vitex to help me ovulat??

Could I take vitex to help me ovulat??

Vitex: While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Hi, i'm taking l-tyroxin 25mg and i want to start vitex. Is it safe to take them at the same time?

Herbs: You can take these herbs but we dont know what the long term effects are, so they are not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Hi , can I take vitex all the month even at period time ?

Hi , can I take vitex all the month even at period time ?

Yes: The instructions i found for this herbal remedy indicates it is to be taken daily, all month long. Once a day in the morning about half an hour before breakfast. See: http://natural-fertility-info.Com/vitex hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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On my bottle it is written that not o take vitex during mensturation is it safe if I use it?

On my bottle it is written that not o take vitex during mensturation is it safe if I use it?

Let me help you: This herbs work by increasing Progesterone production and that could mean more bleeding during your period. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Could i take vitex with spirolactone ?

Could i take vitex with spirolactone ?

Yes: But why waste your money no medical evidence it helps anything for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Can i take vitex before ovulation or after?

Can i take vitex before ovulation or after?

No problem: Vitax cab be taken safely before or after periods. ...Read more

Dr. Layth Maolood Dr. Maolood
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine
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Hi, i must take dexamethasone 0, 25, byt i'm taking l-thyroxin 0, 25 also. I want to ask can I take vitex with this medicaments. Thanks in advance!

Hi, i must take dexamethasone 0, 25, byt i'm taking l-thyroxin 0, 25 also. I want to ask can I take vitex with this medicaments. Thanks in advance!

Probably safe: Vitex or chaste berry has estrogen modulating effects and should not interact with the others meds your are taking. ...Read more

Dr. Shalini Sethi Dr. Sethi
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Is ok to take vitex while breastfeeding a 4 month old?

Is ok to take vitex while breastfeeding a 4 month old?

Herbal : Herbal products are not tested for safety. Be careful while consuming . ...Read more

Dr. Reid Blackwelder Dr. Blackwelder
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Can vitex (agnus cactus) improve pcos problems? How should I take?

Can vitex (agnus cactus) improve pcos problems? How should I take?

Not Likely: Vitex has been used for problems with menstrual function, but no good studies exist for its use in pcos and its many issues. This is a very difficult problem with some serious possible consequences such as infertility and even the risk of developing diabetes. Best to sit down and explore the best approach for you, which is unlikely to be just vitex, or any herbal medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Can i take vitex with warfarin?

Can i take vitex with warfarin?

Unknown: Vitex is chasteberry extract. Here's all that's known scientifically : http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/chasteberry. The issue with warfarin is usually that an herbal contains vitamin k (vitex doesn't) or interferes with warfarin metabolism (it's not known to) - so i suspect vitex is okay, but it apparently has never been studied. To be safe, let your warfarin prescriber know you're using it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl Dr. Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
39 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Is vitex safe to take to regulate my cycle? I am ttc and it is difficult when everything is so inconsistent! can you suggest other steps i could take?

Questionable: Vitex is a plant extract used for multiple reproductive disorders. It is not proven effective. My advice is to see a fertility specialist and make a diagnosis of your problem, then choose a proven medication if necessary. You can spend a lot of time and money for no benefit if you are not careful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can you take vitex and maca together to help boost fertility after a D&C?

Can you take vitex and maca together to help boost fertility after a D&C?

Safest to avoid: While maca is used for infertility it contains many chemicals and the safety in pregnancy is unknown so it is safest to avoid it when you might be pregnant. Vitex has been shown to be safe according to the German research. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Probably: I assume you speak of the flowering plant. The transfer to the baby should be minimal if any but those types of supplements do not undergo vigorous safety data analysis, i would avoid it unless u have 2 have it b/c of the lack of data. ...Read more