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Chasteberry - Theoretical Interference with Drug Action

Bromocriptine reduces the level of the hormone prolactin by affecting the pituitary gland. It is sometimes used to treat conditions in which there is too much prolactin, such as certain forms of PMS and infertility.

Chasteberry The herb chasteberry inhibits prolactin secretion and might have unpredictable effects if combined with bromocriptine. 1–4


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Jarry H, et al. In vitro prolactin but not LH and FSH release is inhibited by compounds in extracts of Agnus-castus: Direct evidence for a dopaminergic principle by the dopamine receptor assay. EYP Clin Endocrinol 102: 448–454, 1994.

Sliutz G, et al. Agnus-castus extracts inhibit prolactin secretion of rat pituitary cells. Horm Metab Res 25(5): 253–255, 1993.

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