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How Chasteberry interacts with Oral contraceptives

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Chasteberry has hormonal activity, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution (1) (2)

These drugs include norethindrone, ethynodiol diacetate, norgestrel, norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol, drospirenone, desogestrel, levonorgestrel

References

  1. View Abstract: Milewicz A, et al. Vitex Agnus castus Extract in the Treatment of Luteal Phase Defects Due to Latent Hyperprolactinemia. Results of a Randomized Placebo-controlled Double-blind Study. Arzneim Forsch/Drug Res. 1993;43(7):752-56.
  2. View Abstract: Sliutz G, et al. Agnus castus Extracts Inhibit Prolactin Secretion of Rat Pituitary Cells. Hormone and Metabolic Research. 1993;25:253-55.