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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Pycnogenol

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Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

There are no studies: There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more

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Effect of pycnogenol on kidneystone formation?

Effect of pycnogenol on kidneystone formation?

Probably none: As far as I know there have been no scientific studies in this drug and kidney stones, but understanding how it works I don't see that it should have any effect and should be safe. It should not alter the acidity of the urine. ...Read more

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Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

Probably yes: Pycnogenol is known for its wide array of health benefits. Primarily taken as a food supplement, it can dramatically increase overall wellbeing when introduced into a daily diet regimen. The positive side effects run the gamut from sexual health to anti-aging to cancer fighting. Arginine can interact with many different medications, including viagra, (sildenafil) zantac and even over-the-counter drugs. ...Read more

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Can I take pycnogenol for endometriosis without any prescription? If yes then how much?

Can I take pycnogenol for endometriosis without any prescription? If yes then how much?

Can not recommend: The use if Pine Bark extract has not been well studied or shown to be beneficial for the treatment of endometriosis. It would not be right to recommend you take this without a specific recommendation and guidance from your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking pycnogenol, enalapril, & actonel (risedronate).What is the interaction between them or issue that needs to be addressed?

I am taking pycnogenol, enalapril, & actonel (risedronate).What is the interaction between them or issue that needs to be addressed?

Unknown: Pycnogenol is the brand name for a product from the extract of pine bark of a tree known as the french maritime pine. Pycnogenol is not an fda approved medication, which means there is unlikely to be any good scientific research on its true effects and side effects. Nobody really knows how it would interact with prescription drugs like Enalapril or actonel (risedronate). ...Read more

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I started taking pycnogenol. I have been taking 81 mgof aspirin daily for. A couple of years. What are the risks taking both? I have been feeling grea

I started taking pycnogenol. I have been taking 81 mgof aspirin daily for. A couple of years. What are the risks taking both? I have been feeling grea

Probably ok: Pycnogenol is suspected to counteract (somewhat) the effects of immunosuppressive medications. These would be used, fir example, to treat severe psoriasis, arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune problems. There are no well-documented interactions with aspirin. Make sure you keep your md apprised of any supplements you use! ...Read more

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Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

No data on internet: No definite evidence this supplement is related to kidney stones at recommended dose of 120 to 450 mg for 6 months via a quick internet search.

However, please discuss the use of any over the counter drug or supplement with your doctor because of possible interactions with other medicines and or supplements. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm going to start my fresh IVF treatment soon and I wondering if I can continuing taking supplements like coq-10, pycnogenol, royal jelly, vite, ?

Hi. I'm going to start my fresh IVF treatment soon and I wondering if I can continuing taking supplements like coq-10, pycnogenol, royal jelly, vite, ?

Ask you Dr: Some "supplements" actually have hormonal activity and may interfere with your stimulation. Its best to bring a list and share this with your dr prior to starting ivf. ...Read more

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Does pycnogenol interfere with femara (letrozole)? It helps alleviate my joint pain and side effects from the femara (letrozole).

Does pycnogenol interfere with femara (letrozole)? It helps alleviate my joint pain and side effects from the femara (letrozole).

Not to my knowledge: Pycnogenol is known to be a natural antinflammatory. To my knowledge, it has not been shown to interfere with most medications. ...Read more

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Can I take cocktail of these for ED and make my penis hard and bigger Here are the names. L-Arginine, pycnogenol, horny goat weed, and korean ginseng?

Can I take cocktail of these for ED and make my penis hard and bigger Here are the names. L-Arginine, pycnogenol, horny goat weed, and korean ginseng?

U can. Y wd u want2?: I don't think anyone can physically stop you from swallowing the pills. But my question is, why would you want to gamble with your health? You have no idea if any of these herbs & supplements will work (none of them are proven), if they're pure, or if they interact dangerously. At your age, if you need medication to help ED, you're better off seeing a doctor to find & treat the root cause. HT Prim ...Read more

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Years ago a dr advised me to take pycogenol for my fibromyalgia. Can anyone weigh in on this, suggest dosage, or recommend any others. Coq10 helps.?

Years ago a dr advised me to take pycogenol for my fibromyalgia. Can anyone weigh in on this, suggest dosage, or recommend any others. Coq10 helps.?

Pycogenol ande Coenz: Both of these supplements have antioxidant properties with theoretical and anectodal support. I am not aware of any well designed research studies that demonstrate that this is an effective treatment for this condition. Generally more effective than any one modality or pill is a medically supervised interdisciplinary approach that is individualized to the patients needs. ...Read more

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Are polycysts dangerous?

Are polycysts dangerous?

Polycystic?: There are polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys. Polycystic ovary syndrome is imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, diabetes, overweight, hypertension, hirsutism etc. Polycystic adult kidneys have multiple cysts in kidneys dominant inheritance. Develop hypertension, sometimes kidney failure, brain aneurysm. ...Read more

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How dangerous is ecstasy?

How dangerous is ecstasy?

Ecstacy: Ecstacy is mdma or methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine. Which is a type of amphetamine. If sold on the street it is often mixed with lsd. Amphetamines can cause htn, stroke, heart attacks. ...Read more

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How dangerous are contacts?

How dangerous are contacts?

Very Safe: When properly fitted by a professional and used according to the recommendations -- extremely safe. I have been wearing "hard" lenses (gas permeable) for 46 years without a problem. Rest of family similar experience, many patients -- same result. They can greatly improve the convenience factor of vision. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is eating minnows dangerous?

Is eating minnows dangerous?

Minnows: Eating minnows is very dangerous for the minnows.

As long as the minnows come from clean, unpolluted water, you should be fine eating them.

But why would you want to eat minnows? ...Read more

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I have BP of 170/60 is this dangerous?

I have BP of 170/60 is this dangerous?

Not usually: This blood pressure is elevated but unless you have other severe underlying medical conditions, it is not acutely dangerous. It does require treatment if elevation is chronic. See your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of self medicating?

What are the dangers of self medicating?

SELFMEDICATING DANGE: Self medicating without enough knowledge is not a goog idea because of following
1you may over dose on meds
2 you may use more than one med and there may be drug interaction and can make you sick
3 mixing certain meds with alcohol may be dangerous like tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol
4 complicated with other coexisting conditions like aspirin/nsds with bleeding ulcer, metformin/renal failure and others like. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of self-medicating?

Some: The over the counter business thrives on self medication. The dangers are misdiagnosis leading to taking the wrong product or something useless, and the risk of an easily treated condition becoming worse and harder to treat over time. There is also the security of self medication which can delay seeking more serious help when it is needed. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of eating close to bedtime?

What are the dangers of eating close to bedtime?

Belly Fire or Fat: Heartburn: if you lay down or "schlump" 2 hours or less before bedtime, you can get acid reflux. The other problem is that your metabolism isn't revved up when you sleep so those bedtime snacks turn into extra pounds around your tummy. ...Read more

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Haven't had my Monthlys in months is this dangerous?

Not necessarily: "dangerous" but does warrant medical evaluation at this point. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Roseola dangerous?

Is Roseola dangerous?

Generally not.: It is a viral illness with a fever and a rash, occurring in young children. With fluids and over-the-counter fever reducers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), a child will recover in a couple of days. However, if there are any concerns about the diagnosis or what else to do, please see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is dieting dangerous?

Is dieting dangerous?

See below: Dieting is not dangerous how you diet is dangerous. Please discuss with your physician before beginning any dietary plan. There are reasons for weight gain. That may be out of your control. That's why it's always important for you to be followed by your physician before beginning any diet program. For more information go to wwwweighstation. Net. Read the newsletters. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Are cigars dangerous?

Are cigars dangerous?

Moderately: Cigar smoke contains the usual toxins that cigarette smoke contains. They can lead to cancer of the mouth and throat and with significant inhalation lead to cancer of the lung. Best to smoke sparingly if at all. ...Read more

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Is oral sex dangerous?

Is oral sex dangerous?

Some risk. . .: According to the centers for disease control & prevention, "in addition to hiv, other stds can be transmitted through oral sex with an infected partner. Examples of these stds include herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts (hpv), intestinal parasites (amebiasis), and hepatitis a." for infomation on safe sex, see: http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/oralsex. Htm. ...Read more

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Is "i-lipo" dangerous?

Is "i-lipo" dangerous?

I-lipo: I-lipo is a non surgical technique for fat reduction that is fda cleared that uses low level laser energy. ...Read more

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Is hypnosis dangerous?

Is hypnosis dangerous?

Hypnosis: In the hands of a clinically licensed and experienced practitioner, hypnosis is not dangerous -- and may be helpful. Outside these criteria, it's hard to comment on safety or correct application. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include:
Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is anyurysm dangerous?

Is anyurysm dangerous?

Aneurysm: Yes. These are blood vessels with abnormal walls. The "bubble" is thin and can leak or fail at any time. The location is very important, brain, aorta, etc. Discuss with your md and monitor it if possible, with a treatment plan for emergencies. Some are watched, others removed. ...Read more

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Is triclosan dangerous?

Is triclosan dangerous?

Possibly: Triclosan may alter endocrine function (thyroid) and might lead to the formation of possible carcinogens (chloroform). The fda is currently investigating these possibilities. ...Read more

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Is diet cola dangerous?

Potentially: The carbonic acid can contribute to caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. Increased caffeine in some sodas can ^ anxiety in people w anxiety disorders. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Is Petit mal dangerous?

Is Petit mal dangerous?

It depends: Any seizures are dangerous. Petit mal means absence of activities. If you are driving or playing with machine and develop petit mal, you will not be able to respond with it, then it will be dangerous. ...Read more

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Low ferritin dangerous?

Low ferritin dangerous?

Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertain the cause and choose the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How dangerous is speed?

How dangerous is speed?

It is very dangerous: Speed is very addictive and dangerous unless given for add or narcolepsy under medical supervision.
It can cause lack of appetite, loss of weight, and insomnia and very addictive. It is schedule2 drug and there is big off street market for these drugs.
These grugs are sometimes prescribed for add, narcolepsy and was in past used for obesity. ...Read more

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Is sunbathing dangerous?

Is sunbathing dangerous?

Yes: Sun exposure (specifically uv light exposure) is dangerous from the standpoint that it will increase one's risk for skin cancer. One only needs to burn twice in their life time to be at higher risk, and sun exposure is cumulative. What that means is that every minute of exposure will add up over one's life time. If out in the sun, use a non-expired spf 30+ sunscreen and wear a hat/long sleeves. ...Read more

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Is a bigemini dangerous?

Is a bigemini dangerous?

Bigeminy: Bigeminy is when the heart rhythm repeats in groups of two beats. This may be normal beat +atrial premature or normal beat plus ventricular premature (or other two beat combo's); it can be seen in normal folks and in people with cardiac abnormalities; discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Yes: Not an emergency, but risk of abnormal bleeding is increased. ...Read more