GENERIC NAME: RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense) - ORAL
USES: Red clover has been used for relieving coughing, skin problems, and for preventing symptoms caused by menopause/"change of life" (e.g., hot flashes, trouble sleeping). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take this product under the supervision of your doctor. Your condition may require further medical examination or prescription medication. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these very unlikely but serious side effects: breast pain, severe headache, weakness, leg pain, chest pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: hormone-related tumors (e.g., breast cancer, uterine cancer), stroke, liver disease, blood clots, migraine headache, heart problems, kidney problems, seizures. Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. This product should not be used in infants or children. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Red clover should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: estrogen, testosterone, progesterone (e.g., birth control pills, hormone replacement), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), antibiotics.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Keep all regular medical or laboratory appointments.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.
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Natural Remedies for Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are experienced by many women, especially at night. However, not all women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes. What causes hot flashes? A hot flash is a feeling of warmth that spreads over the body. Treatment for hot flashes include hormone replacement therapy and alternative prescription medications such as: SSRIs (Effexor, Paxil, Prozac), clonidine (Catapres), megestrol (Megace), and gabapentin (Neurontin). Few natural remedies for hot flashes (for example phytoestrogens - isoflavones, black cohosh, and vitamin E) have been scientifically studied.
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