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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• May take with food to avoid stomach upset.1
• Monitor sugar levels carefully in diabetics on Provera, the drug may raise sugar levels.2
• The following herbs may affect hormone levels: Agnus Castus (Vitex), Bugleweed, Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Saw Palmetto, Tobacco, Shepherd's Purse, Vervain, and Wild Yam. Many herbs many interact with hormone replacement. Consult your pharmacist for more information.3
• Chasteberry can theoretically interfere with Provera due to its hormonal properties.4
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
1 Pronsky, Z Food and Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Ferguson T: The Smokerís Book of Health, G.P. Putnamís Sons, New York, 1987.
3 Zava, DT: Estrogen and progetsin bioactivity of foods, herbs and spices. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 1998, 217:369-378.
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
4 Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.
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