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Question: otc menopause tablets

 lilysuzanne - Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:31 am

Are otc menopause tablets safe to take without visiting a doctor and are they worth taking?
 DeLWolcott - Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:03 pm

You always need to check with your physician and/or pharmacist about reactions between otc medications with prescription medications, which I don't know if you are on any prescriptions at this time.

That being said, nothing has been proven to be truly effective in the herbal market for menopause in studies or confirmed by the FDA. If you still would like to try one of them just to see, make sure you ok it with your physician as some of the supplements have adverse reactions with medications, certain foods or can cause complications in something in your medical history.

Good luck!
 lilysuzanne - Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:42 pm

thanks for answeing. From your answer I assume they don't do alot. The real reason I asked was my friends son took some thinking they were vitamins. I told her they did nothing, she's been obseving him for "changes" LOL. Thanks I'll show her this.
 DeLWolcott - Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:02 pm

Oh, my. I can understand her concern. I don't believe there will be any adverse reactions for him, but as with anything, consult a physician if something shows up.

Kids. :D
 lilysuzanne - Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:15 pm

I apologize for initial dishonesty, I wanted to show her the otc product is not like a presciption hormonal supplement. We read the ingredients and I told her that her sense of them working is psychological. Thank you, sh e has called off the blood transfusion and testosterone shots.

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