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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Black Cohosh Root Extract

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What are the side effects for a male taking black cohosh?

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 standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms? On Levrothroxine 125 mg in AM. Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Is standardize black cohosh safe to use for menepause symptoms?  On Levrothroxine  125 mg in AM.  Total Thyroidectomy and celexa (citalopram) Any Side effects?

Safe but effective?: To date, the use of the herbal medication, black cohash, used as directed, 20mg daily, has been safe but recent large randomized studies have not shown it to be statistically effective in relieving menopausal symptoms. Like other herbal medications, the long term use of these drugs has not been throughly studied. There is no known contraindication using black cohosh with your other medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

consistent activity: Like all herbs, black cohosh root contains a large variety of chemicals. The best-studied standardized form, remifemin, has an extract equivalent to 20 mg of root containing 1 mg of 26-deoxyactein, one of the active ingredients. One can take the root instead of the extract but the amount of 26-deoxyactein will be less certain. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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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?

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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Have any of you tried black cohosh for menopause?

Have any of you tried black cohosh for menopause?

Yes!: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Can I take black cohosh if I am having hot flushes? How much?

Can I take black cohosh if I am having hot flushes? How much?

Yes, depending . . .: . . . On what other medicines you're taking and medical conditions you have. Please consult your physician first. But in research tests black cohosh (actaea racemosa) has been found to be safe in doses between 40-80 mg/day, for 6 months. The tablets should be standardized to contain 1 mg of 27-deoxyactein. For more info, please see: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/black-cohosh-000226.Htm. ...Read more

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I started taking black cohosh for my hot flashes a few days ago when should I expect its effect

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