Last update: July 1, 2015

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Very High Risk for breastfeeding


Very unsafe. Contraindicated.
Use of an alternative or cessation of breastfeeding.

Stimulant of uterus' muscle tone. Vascular constriction inductor.

On date of latest update relevant data concerning breastfeeding were not found.

May induce severe vasoconstriction of coronary arteries and lower extremity vessels that can lead to heart infarction and hypertensive crisis. Can induce abortion.

Heart infarction and seizures have been reported in neonate infants from women who used it to stimulate uterine contractions in labor.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Caulophyllum thalictroides.

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Other names

Caulophyllum thalictroides is Blue-Cohosh in Latin, botanical name.

Is written in other languages:

Caulophyllum thalictroides is also known as

Group

Caulophyllum thalictroides belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Caulophyllum thalictroides in its composition:

References

  1. Dante G, Bellei G, Neri I, Facchinetti F. Herbal therapies in pregnancy: what works? Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Abstract
  2. Dugoua JJ, Perri D, Seely D, Mills E, Koren G. Safety and efficacy of blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) during pregnancy and lactation. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Zaffani S, Cuzzolin L, Benoni G. Herbal products: behaviors and beliefs among Italian women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Abstract
  4. Finkel RS, Zarlengo KM. Blue cohosh and perinatal stroke. N Engl J Med. 2004 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Rao RB, Hoffman RS. Nicotinic toxicity from tincture of blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) used as an abortifacient. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2002 Abstract
  6. Jones TK, Lawson BM. Profound neonatal congestive heart failure caused by maternal consumption of blue cohosh herbal medication. J Pediatr. 1998 Abstract

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