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Vitex Chaste Berry
I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?
Yes, yes: Micro adenomas are the most commonly encountered pituitary tumors in women of childbearing age. . The drug most widely used is bromocriptine, which leads to tumor shrinkage in approximately 90% of non-pregnant patients. Cabergoline is generally administered twice weekly and is better tolerated than bromocriptine. Chase berry may or may not help you. Talk to your doctor about this. Good Luck!! ...Read more
Prob not: Here is the best information than I could find on the internet: Some herbalists recommend using it during early pregnancy to keep progesterone levels high, though there is no research on this (just lots of historical use) and with any herb, I would recommend talking to a doctor or health care provider before taking any herb, especially during pregnancy In short, no research done, take at own risk ...Read more
I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone. ?
Not really: No compelling science that says it does. ...Read more
Can 'vitex'(chaste tree 410mg) help boost my chances on conceiving faster. 2capsules two times a day.
No proof effective: Dietary supplements are marketed by manufacturers w/o any requirement by fda or other 3rd party to prove safety and/or effectiveness prior to marketing. In other words, companies are allowed to say whatever they want to convince you to buy their products. Check out 2 recent news articles: http://goo.Gl/bbmdcw (usa today) & http://goo.Gl/uilodl (fda via nbc) re lack of oversight & contamination. ...Read more
Chaste berry: Chaste berry refers to fruit of chaste tree. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2358-0,2330-1540 shows no interaction btwn chaste tree & Geodon (ziprasidone) (seroquel) which is used for bipolar disorder & schizophrenia among other indications. However, http://goo.gl/kVyKmt suggests possible effect of chaste berry on dopamine & thus interaction w/antipsychotics. Best to discuss w/prescriber ...Read more
Hi,I am trying for baby more than a year.i found fertile aid medicine.it hv got red clover,Siberian ginseng root extract,chaste tree berry,ginkgo?
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