pygeum (Pygeum africanum) (cont.)

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DOSING: The recommended dose of Prunus africanum by suppliers is 75 to 200 mg per day. Individuals should consult their doctor before taking Prunus africanum compounds.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Use with caution with other prostate medications such as finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart) to avoid additive side effects and potential harm.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of Prunus africanum to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Prunus africanum enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in mothers who are nursing.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Prunus africanum are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.

REFERENCES:

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network. Genus: Pygeum Gaertn.

National Institutes of Health; Dietary Supplement Label Database. Pygeum Extract.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/15/2014


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