Just like any other medicine, Remifemin is believed to contain harmful side effects to the consumers. Symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings?the symptoms of menopause in women are found to be considerably suppressed by the consumption of this drug. The main reason for the discussions surrounding the side effects is because Remifemin is in practicality an extract of Black Cohosh, the herb which is one of the most debated medicinal plants on the planet.
As the issue rises various studies were conducted to test the product. The results of the studies showed that this supplement when taken regularly does not lead to any hormonal imbalance or negative estrogen induced problems like vaginal effects. Given that, the study did not rub out the possibility of unknown side effects. The studies conducted revealed that the alleged Remifemin side effects were associated with deadly liver diseases and the symptoms shown were mainly signs of jaundice, over fatigue, darker color of urine and confusion.
It was also shown that Remifemin side effects were not limited to liver problems but also issues such as headaches, body weight fluctuations, feeling of heaviness in legs, abdominal discomfort, gastrointestinal disorders, swollen breasts, bloating, depression, anxiety, etc. There is no definite conclusion yet but the symptoms that are showing up gradually decrease when the medicine is taken more often.
There is no scientific proof as of now regarding the effect of Black Cohosh extracts like Remifemin on fetus development. However some doctors claim that the herb has abortive characteristics which can damage the growing fetus. These doubts have however cast a serious disgrace to people who consider that the usage of Remifemin will result in preterm labor that is risky to both the mother and the baby.
On the other hand if your intention is to use Remifemin as a dietary supplement then beware of the fact that the US Food and Drug Organization has not yet labeled the use of the drug as safe and efficient, but on the contrary the agency has not issued any warnings either against the product. With that it is your decision that matters. In such confusing situations people usually play safe by avoiding it. On a more welcome note, it is always wise to consult your local physician and ask him whether or not to take the drug.
Thus there are no proven high Remifemin side effects but there is always the possibility of a danger lurking in the dark and you will never know when it would strike. Just be cautious and notice the changes in your body if any when you start taking in Remifemin.