pygeum (Pygeum africanum)

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    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is the dosage for pygeum (Pygeum africanum)-oral?

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.

Which drugs or supplements interact with pygeum (Pygeum africanum)-oral?

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

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