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BLACK COHOSH
BLACK COHOSH - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

BLACK COHOSH - ORAL

Uses

Black cohosh has been used for symptoms of menopause and PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This herbal product should not be used for more than 6 months. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: cancer, heart conditions, high or low blood pressure. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. If you experience dizziness, caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving). Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. Black cohosh is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: hormones (e.g., estrogen), birth control pills, drugs for high blood pressure, sedatives.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Check product labeling carefully. Some products may contain a combination of both black and blue cohosh. Blue cohosh has different effects and is used for different purposes.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.