Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
Soy is the most significant dietary source of isoflavones. Pharmacologic effects of soy include lowering of homocysteine levels, inhibition of platelet aggregation, lowering of BP, inhibition of cholesterol absorption in the small bowel and lowering of LDL cholesterol. Soy isoflavones also have antioxidant, antiproliferative and estrogenic effects.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Use Cautiously in:
GI: bloating, constipation, gastrointestinal upset
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
PO (Adults): 35–120 mg/day.
Lab Test Considerations:
Monitor blood glucose, lipid profile, hormones, and thyroid function before and periodically during therapy.
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