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Who should not take black cohosh?

The following cautions should be considered before using black cohosh:

Situations in which use of black cohosh is not advised:
  • Do not use black cohosh during pregnancy or while nursing.
  • Women with breast cancer and women with a family history of breast cancer should speak with their doctors regarding black cohosh use.

Side effects: Black cohosh may cause gastrointestinal discomfort or upset stomach. It may also cause miscarriage.

Drug interactions: There are no known interactions of black cohosh with any drugs.

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