Is Vitex Effective?

There is growing evidence to suggest that this supplement may actually work for treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). However, more research is necessary to confirm these findings and to explore the possibility that the product may be effective for other uses as well (see Does Vitex Work? for more information).

Dosing Information

As with most dietary supplements, there is no well-established standard dosage for vitex, although general guidelines may be obtained from a few clinical trials.
(Click Vitex Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Vitex

Even though it is a "natural" product, vitex can cause side effects. Some of the reported side effects include:
(Click Vitex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Theoretically, the supplement may interact with some medications (see Vitex Drug Interactions).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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