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How Dong Quai interacts with Oral contraceptives

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Dong Quai has hormonal-like 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: Hirata JD, et al. Does Dong quai Have Estrogenic Effects in Postmenopausal Women? A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial. Fertil Steril. 1997;68(6):981-86.
  2. Xu LN, et al. The Effect of Dang-gui (Angelica sinensis) and Its Constituent Ferulic Acid on Phagocytosis in Mice. Yao Hsueh Hsueh Pao. 1981;16(6):411-14.