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Review: could Black cohosh cause Diabetes mellitus (Diabetes)?

Summary: Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Black cohosh, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 217 people who have side effects while taking Black cohosh from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more.

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Black cohosh

Black cohosh has active ingredients of black cohosh. It is often used in menopause. (latest outcomes from 273 Black cohosh users)

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 140,986 Diabetes mellitus patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 217 people reported to have side effects when taking Black cohosh. Among them, 19 people (8.76%) have Diabetes Mellitus.

Trend of Diabetes mellitus in Black cohosh reports

Time on Black cohosh when people have Diabetes mellitus * :

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Age of people who have Diabetes mellitus when taking Black cohosh * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes mellitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Diabetes mellitus when taking Black cohosh ** :

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How people recovered from Diabetes mellitus ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (19 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypertension (19 people, 100.00%)
  3. Bone pain (19 people, 100.00%)
  4. Metastases to bone (19 people, 100.00%)
  5. Breast cancer (19 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (19 people, 100.00%)
  2. Promethazine (19 people, 100.00%)
  3. Zoladex (19 people, 100.00%)
  4. Zometa (19 people, 100.00%)
  5. Toprol-xl (19 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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