Estroven contains many vitamins, such as vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, and folate. In addition, it contains calcium, selenium, boron, isoflavones from soybeans, and black cohosh.
The black cohosh is thought to be the ingredient responsible for decreasing menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes. It is ranked by the natural medicines comprehensive database as “possibly effective.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. Therefore, this ranking is based on the little studies and information that we have available about this herbal.
It is important to check and make sure there are no other interactions with additional medications that you may be taking and that it may not work for everyone.
The most common side effect for black cohosh is gastrointestinal upset, with additional less common side effects of rash, headache, dizziness, weight gain, feeling of heaviness in the legs, cramping, breast tenderness, and vaginal spotting or bleeding.
Remember, black cohosh is not the only component to Estroven. Therefore, there may be other side effects that can occur based on the other ingredients. However, the black cohosh side effects are the most common.
Work with your ob-gyn and your pharmacist to look at other options that maybe more individualized for you.
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