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Generic: blue cohosh
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Blue cohosh may increase blood glucose levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may lower blood sugar. Patients taking drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional. Medication adjustments may be necessary.

Blue cohosh may have antispasmodic effects. Individuals using blue cohosh with other drugs with antispasmodic effects should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.

Blue cohosh may cause coronary vasoconstriction (decreased blood flow due to constriction of blood vessels), tachycardia (increased heart rate), and possible increases in blood pressure. Individuals taking medications that affect heart rate or blood pressure should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.

A constituent of blue cohosh, methylcytisine, is similar to nicotine and may lead to nicotinic toxicity. Caution is advised in patients who smoke or use other products containing nicotine.

Blue cohosh may induce labor and should not be used with oxytocin (Pitocin ®).

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Blue cohosh may have antispasmodic effects. Individuals using blue cohosh with other herbs or supplements with antispasmodic effects should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.

Blue cohosh may cause coronary vasoconstriction, tachycardia, and possible increases in blood pressure. Individuals taking herbs and supplements that affect heart rate or blood pressure should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist.

Blue cohosh may increase blood glucose levels. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may alter blood sugar. Caution is advised.

Blue cohosh may induce labor and caution is advised when taking blue cohosh with other herbs and supplements that have labor- inducing effects.

A constituent of blue cohosh, methylcytisine, is similar to nicotine and may lead to nicotinic toxicity. Caution is advised in patients who smoke or use other products containing nicotine.

               
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