Black Cohosh (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:actaea racemosa, baneberry, more...black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort, cimicifuga racemosa, macrotys, rattle root, rattlesnake root, rattletop, rattleweed, rheumatism weed, squawroot
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Suggested Dosing

Dried root: 300-2000 mg PO TID

Extract: 0.3-2 mL PO daily; 1:1, 90% alcohol

Tincture: 2-4 mL PO daily; 1:10, 60% alcohol

Tablet: 20-80 mg PO BID; standardized to 1 mg triterpene glycosides/20 mg tablet

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Suggested Uses

Cough/sore throat, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, labor induction, menopausal symptoms, nervous tension, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatism

Efficacy

Likely effective for menopausal vasomotor symptoms

Possibly effective for PMS/dysmenorrhea

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Cramping

            Dizziness

            GI upset

            Headache

            Sweating

            Weight gain

            Rash

            Overdose: Bradycardia

            CNS disturbances

            Nausea/vomiting

            Visual disturbances

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Breast cancer, endometrial cancer, endometriosis, hormone sensitive conditions, ovarian cancer, pregnancy, lactation, uterine fibroids

            Cautions

            May be associated with liver damage

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: unsafe

            Lactation: unsafe

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            May act by blocking serotonin reuptake

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