Chasteberry

Breastfeeding
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vitex agnus-castus
  • INDICATIONS: Premenstrual syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding, mastodynia
  • SYNONYM: Verbenaceae
  • CLASS: Hormone modulator
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Dopamine-receptor antagonists

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Chasteberry is not a phytoestrogen; it appears to stimulate progesterone production.

The Catholic Church once placed it in the pockets of neophyte monks to help them to maintain their vow of chastity.

Our database has 17 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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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