In this Article
- What other names is Ipriflavone known by?
- What is Ipriflavone?
- How does Ipriflavone work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Ipriflavone.
There is some concern that ipriflavone can cause a decreased white cell count (lymphocytopenia) in people taking it for greater than six months. White cell counts should be monitored, especially in people taking ipriflavone long-term.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ipriflavone during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Weak immune system: Ipriflavone can lower the body's white cell count, making it more difficult for the body to fight off infection. This is especially concerning in people who already have a weak immune system due to AIDS, drugs used to prevent organ rejection after transplant, chemotherapy, or other causes. If you have a weak immune system, check with your healthcare provider before starting ipriflavone.
Low white cell count (lymphocytopenia): Since ipriflavone can cause lymphocytopenia, there is a concern that it might make pre-existing lymphocytopenia worse.
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