Black Cohosh

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Actaea macrotys; Actaea racemosa; Cimicifuga racemosa
  • INDICATIONS: Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular and circulatory problems, climacteric, menstrual and premenstrual disorders, colds, cough, constipation, depression, kidney disorders, malaria, sore throat, tinnitus
  • SYNONYM: Ranunculaceae
  • CLASS: Phytoestrogen
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Clevidipine, Salicylates

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

In 2001, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated that black cohosh might be helpful in the short term (6 months or less) for women with vasomotor symptoms of menopause.

Our database has 18 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
OTHER


Page last updated 01/11/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric