What Vitex agnus-castus (agnocasto) is and what it is for

Vitex agnus-castus, marketed under the name Tenag, is a herbal medicine indicated for the treatment of irregularities of the menstrual cycle, such as having very large or very short intervals between menstruation, absence of menstruation, premenstrual syndrome and symptoms such as breast pain and excess production of prolactin.

This medicine is available in tablets and can be purchased in pharmacies for a price of about 80 reais, upon presentation of a prescription.

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What Vitex agnus-castus (agnocasto) what is it for

Vitex agnus-castus is a remedy indicated for the treatment of:

  • Oligomenorrhea, which is characterized by very long intervals between periods
  • Polimenorrhea, in which the period between periods is very short;
    Amenorrhea, which is characterized by the absence of menstruation;
    Premenstrual syndrome
  • Breast pain
  • Overproduction of prolactin.

How to use
The recommended dose is 1 40 mg tablet daily, fasting, before breakfast, for 4 to 6 months. The tablets should be taken whole.

Who should not use Vitex agnus-castus

This medication should not be used by people who are hypersensitive to any of the components in the formula, people who are undergoing hormone replacement treatments or who are taking oral contraceptives or sex hormones and who have FSH metabolic defects.

In addition, it should also not be used in children under 18, pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. Vitex agnus-castus has lactose in its composition and, therefore, should be administered with caution in people with lactose intolerance.

Possible side effects Vitex agnus-castus

Some of the most common side effects that may occur during treatment with Vitex agnus-castus are headache, allergic reactions, eczema, hives, acne, hair loss, itching, rashes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and dry mouth.

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