Muscle Damage Induced by Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa).
Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy & Phytopharmacology 2006, Jan, 13, 1-2
Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy & Phytopharmacology
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Abstract Extracts of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) are commonly used for the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. Adverse events with black cohosh are rare, mild and reversible. A few number of serious adverse events, including hepatic and circulatory conditions, have been also reported, but without a clear causality relationship. We report the case of a woman with severe asthenia and very high blood levels of creatine phosphokinase and lactate dehydrogenase. The patient referred to take a dietary supplement derived from black cohosh for ameliorating menopause vasomotor symptoms. To exclude a possible involvement of this product, the patient was suggested to discontinue this therapy. After suspicion the patient showed a progressive normalization of biochemical parameters and improvement of clinical symptoms.
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- Category: Life Sciences
- Published: 01 January 2006
- Publisher: Urban & Fischer Verlag
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English