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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Medroxyprogesterone may cause levels of folic acid, and vitamin A to increase. Discuss dietary considerations, in relation to these increases, with your physician or pharmacist.1
• Take with food to decrease stomach upset.2
• Caution in diabetes, the drug may raise glucose levels. Monitor sugar levels while on medroxyprogesterone.3
• The following herbs may affect hormone levels: Agnus Castus (Vitex), Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Motherwort, Pleurisy Root, Red Clover, Red Sage, Saw Palmetto, Vervain, and Wild Yam. Consult your pharmacist for more information.4
References1 Joshi UM, Virkar KD, Amatayakul K, et al. Impact of hormonal contraceptives vis-a-vis non-hormonal factors on the vitamin status of malnourished women in India and Thailand. World Health Organization: Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. Task Force on Oral Contraceptives. Hum Nutr Clin Nutr 1986;40:205-20.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
4 Ferguson T: The Smokerís Book of Health, G.P. Putnamís Sons, New York, 1987.
4 Zava, DT: Estrogen and progetsin bioactivity of foods, herbs and spices. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 1998, 217:369-378.
4 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
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