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Maternal Herbal Medications (Overview)

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you probably want to know what medications and herbal remedies are safe to take after you become pregnant. Ideally, it would be best to discuss your current medications with your doctor before you conceive. In any case, as soon as you know you are pregnant, inform your health care providers and discuss what medicines are safe for you to take. If you are breast-feeding, some medications may pass into the breast milk and cause unwanted effects on your nursing baby, so check with your health care provider about taking medications after the baby is born as well.


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What are the five most popular herbal medications?

What are the five most popular herbal medications?

Hmmmm. . . .: It depends on where you ask, who's using them, and for what purpose. But I think st. John's wort would have to be on the list; black cohosh; gingko; echinacea; and either saw palmetto or milk thistle. Am I close? :-). ...Read more

Maternal Herbal Medications (Overview)

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you probably want to know what medications and herbal remedies are safe to take after you become pregnant. Ideally, it would be best to discuss your current medications with your doctor before you conceive. In any case, as soon as you know you are pregnant, inform your health care providers and discuss what medicines are safe for you to take. If you are breast-feeding, some medications may pass into the breast milk and cause unwanted effects on your nursing baby, so check with your health care provider about taking medications after the baby is born as well.


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What is the definition or description of: herbal medications?

What is the definition or description of: herbal medications?

Plant medications: Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single
component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability in potency and purity. ...Read more

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Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: Dr khorsandi's answer is correct. No medications of any kind are known to work. In children the majority of hydroceles spotaneously go away. ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common. Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more

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To what extent are herbal medications safe as compared to prescription drugs?

Safer, but. . .: Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to support their use, no fda oversight, no monitoring of side effects, no standardization and are sold to unsuspecting folks at huge mark-ups. You should see the profit margins on things like juice plus--i'd be ashamed to sell herbs in my office. ...Read more

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What are some herbalteas and herbal medications?

What are some herbalteas and herbal medications?

THOUSANDS!!!: Herbs as been used medicinally for thousands of years and modern research confirms they have powerful healing properties. Some of the herbs I recommend most often are ashwagandha, holy basil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, aloe, rhodiola, pelargonium sidoides, frankincense, milk thistle and saw palmetto. See
http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art00469/herbal-botanical-medicine-dr-weils-wellness-therapies. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that are dangerous to take while in flight?

Are there any herbal medications that are dangerous to take while in flight?

Blood thickeners: One precaution while flying is to avoid deep vein thrombosis which is more likely if you have a tendency to form clots more easily. That said, I am unaware of any herbal medication that does this. ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: Arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What herbal medications or ingredients mess with birth control?

What herbal medications or ingredients mess with birth control?

St. John's Wort ;: The only herb known to interfere with birth control is st. John's wort. Large doses of vit. C can increase side effects but not reduce effectiveness. Certain pharmaceuticals also interfere including antibiotics and seizure medications.
See http://www. Mckinley. Illinois. Edu/handouts/pill_interactions_drugs. Html. ...Read more

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Sperm count can be increased by herbal medications but did they also rise the chance of conception, if not. Why?

Sperm count can be increased by herbal medications but did they also rise the chance of conception, if not. Why?

I disagree : (: There is no good evidence supporting any herbal medication that will change sperm count significantly. ...Read more

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Is there any herbal medications in tablet form for insomnia that actually work. And which will help anxiety too.?

Yes, but capsules: By asking about tablet form I'm guessing you want a pill as opposed to a tea or tincture but herbs are more likely to be in capsules than tablets.
Many herbs are well-known to help insomnia & anxiety, including Valerian, Passion Flower, Hops, California Poppy, Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Magnolia Bark & Holy Basil.
See http://ybertaud9.wordpress. Com/2012/04/20/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia/ ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications which are known to definitely affect the effectiveness contraceptive pill, besides St Johns Wort?

Herbs and the Pill: Other herbal medications which impact the effectiveness of contraceptive pills include saw palmetto, alfalfa, garlic (in large doses) and flaxseed. Reference WebMD http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/medicines-interfere-birth-control-pills#2 ...Read more

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My nose is always itching and I do have sinus. I've been trying different herbal medications but nothing seems to work.

My nose is always itching and I do have sinus. I've been trying different herbal medications but nothing seems to work.

Antihistamines: A trial of over-the-counter antihistamines might help if the itching and sinus symptoms are due to allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Herbal: Probiotics and melatonin should be ok but I would hold the fish oil because it increases bleeding risks and if a biopsy is needed you could have more risks. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of information about herbal drugs?

What are the best sources of information about herbal drugs?

Internet Sites: Herbs. Com- herbalremedies. Com- herbalmedicine at medlineplus-holisticonline. Com. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal drug information sites?

What are the best herbal drug information sites?

The best:: Http://nccam. Nih. Gov/
the national institutes of medicine center for complementary and alternative medicine has science based information - your tax dollars support it so please do use it! It's free. You can read the articles and/or search for specific drugs. ...Read more

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Is this herbal medication a good subsitute for food?

Is this herbal medication a good subsitute for food?

What medication: I don't see the name of your herbal medication listed although no medicine should substitute for food. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my medications weaken the effect of herbal teas?

Some teas can: Weaken the effects of certain medications. Depends on the specific tea and the specific medication. ...Read more

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Will my medications weaken the effect of herbal teas? Please help me docs!

Interactions: Between medications and herbals depends on what the medication is and what the herbal is. ...Read more

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Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Rainbow Light One: Woman's vitamin seems to be a pretty good multiple vitamin, but as with any chemical you put in your body, it can interact with other ones/medications. Specific herbs that interact with the medicines you list you are taking are St. John's Wort, tryptophan, ginkgo. Your best bet is to go online to a drug interaction site and list your vitamin and each Rx med you are taking. Better: get vits in diet! ...Read more

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What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

Medication could be worse than the problem: . There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal medication for add?

What is the best herbal medication for add?

None: There are no established herbal remedies for adhd. Those that are on the market are largely untested for both safety and efficacy. Most contain some sort of stimulant, typically caffeine, along with other unspecified ingredients. Caffeine may help, but it tends to be short acting. This is a disorder for which we have lots of effective and safe treatments that are well studied. ...Read more

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I would like to know about herbal medication for gingivities.?

I would like to know about herbal medication for gingivities.?

So would I: There is NO scientific proof that pills, potions, ointments, emoluents, poltices, rubs, or snake oil are effective at treating gingivitis. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and can usually be eliminated with scrupulous oral hygiene. See our Dentist or Hygienist for instructions, and don't waste your time or money on specious pie-in-the-sky products. ...Read more

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What kind of foods, herbal medication good for ulcer?

What kind of foods, herbal medication good for ulcer?

Nothing: Avoid the insult (ie nsaid). Treat hpylori if present. Use an acid suppression medication. ...Read more

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Does herbal drug cause side effects?

Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Do any herbal drugs shrink prostate enlargement?

Do any herbal drugs shrink prostate enlargement?

None proven: Saw palmetto may make you feel better but has not been showed to shrink the prostate. The group of medical drugs called 5-alpha-reuductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) are medically proven to shrink the prostate. ...Read more

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Herbal Medications (Definition)

Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability ...Read more