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Can herbal products be used safely during pregnancy? Focus on echinacea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11570295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
QUESTION: Many of my patients are now using herbal medicines; some even use them during pregnancy. As we enter the "cold and flu" season, many are inquiring about use of the herb echinacea to prevent these ailments. Is there any evidence to suggest that use of echinacea during pregnancy is safe?
ANSWER: Although herbal products have been used in the past during pregnancy and delivery, there is little evidence showing they are safe. Many authoritative reviews of echinacea report that its safety for use during pregnancy has not been established. A recent Motherisk study showed that use of echinacea during the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of major malformations.
Authors:
M Gallo; G Koren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-25     Completed Date:  2002-01-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1727-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Common Cold / prevention & control*
Echinacea / adverse effects*
Female
Humans
Influenza, Human / prevention & control
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / chemically induced*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Risk Assessment
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