Blue Cohosh

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Caulophyllum thalictroides
  • INDICATIONS: Rheumatism, dropsy, epilepsy, hysteria, uterine inflammation, thrush, menopause, headache, sexual debility, aphthous stomatitis, laxative, colic, sore throat, hiccups
  • SYNONYM: Berberidaceae
  • CLASS: Diuretic, Oxytocic
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Cardioactive drugs, Clevidipine

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Cohosh is from the Algonquin word 'rough', referring to the appearance of the roots. It is a toxic herb and should not be confused with the safer, unrelated herb, black cohosh.

Our database has 5 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CARDIOVASCULAR
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
OTHER


Page last updated 10/09/2017

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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