Black cohosh Side Effects

Some side effects of black cohosh may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Applies to black cohosh: oral tablet

Although rare, allergic reactions to black cohosh may occur. Stop taking black cohosh and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Large doses of black cohosh have been reported to cause

  • nausea,

  • dizziness,

  • seizures,

  • visual disturbances,

  • reduced pulse rate, and

  • increased sweating.

Stomach upset has been reported as a common side effect with the use of therapeutic doses of black cohosh.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

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