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Protocols: Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnuscastus L)


Description: Tree found in Mediterranean and central Asia. Used medicinally since the times of ancient Greece and Rome.

Method of Action: Mechanism of action likely involves modulating the prolactin axis. Affinity for Dl and D2 dopamine receptors has been reported in the literature.

Indications and Usage: Used to treat symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, mastodynia, menopause, hyperprolactinemia and menstrual irregularity.

Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating.

Dosage and Administration: 30-40 mg of the drug daily.

Clinical Effect In: Information Unavailable

Adverse Reactions: Occasional occurrence of itching, urticarial exanthemas. If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDA's MedWatch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via its website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Known Interactive Effects: Potential interaction with dopaminergic drugs such as antipsychotics and metoclopramide.

Additional Considerations: None.

Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also have an adverse result in conjunction with other medications, or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.

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