February 13, 2016


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How does Ipriflavone work?

Ipriflavone may prevent bone density loss, and help improve the effects of estrogen in preventing osteoporosis. When used in combination with estrogens, it might allow lower estrogen doses to be used in postmenopausal women. 

Are there safety concerns?

Ipriflavone is likely safe for most people when used with proper medical supervision. It can cause side effects such as stomach pain, diarrhea, or dizziness.

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.

Do not use ipriflavone if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have decreased immune function. Ipriflavone may worsen this condition.
  • You have low white cell counts. Ipriflavone may worsen this condition.

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