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Is it ok to take vitex unprescribed? What does it do for pcos

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This is an herbal product that has poorly-understood effects on the sex hormones, at least in part at the level of the pituitary.
J fam pract oct 2009 open-label study found it effective for premenstrual syndrome; it's also used for cyclic breast tenderness. No poisonings or bad side-effects reported as of yet. Buy from someone reliable.

In brief: Yes

This is an herbal product that has poorly-understood effects on the sex hormones, at least in part at the level of the pituitary.
J fam pract oct 2009 open-label study found it effective for premenstrual syndrome; it's also used for cyclic breast tenderness. No poisonings or bad side-effects reported as of yet. Buy from someone reliable.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wow

Vitex agnus-castus has pages full of potential side effects.
It's a medicine like any other and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor, particularly if you take other medicines or have medical problems. Just cause you can take it without a doctor in the picture, doesn't mean it's safe!

In brief: Wow

Vitex agnus-castus has pages full of potential side effects.
It's a medicine like any other and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor, particularly if you take other medicines or have medical problems. Just cause you can take it without a doctor in the picture, doesn't mean it's safe!
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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