BAch rescue remedy

Hi - Just checking it is okay to take Bach rescue remedy night spray whilst on Tamoxifen? No chemo or radio - (it doesn’t contain black cohosh which I know interacts with it).

Many thanks!

Hi Jen

Thanks for posting.

We hear from many people asking about vitamin and herb supplements as a way of managing their health problems such as trouble sleeping.

There is often a belief that vitamins and herbs are safe as they are considered natural but there’s much we don’t know about supplements and herbal remedies. They don’t have to comply with the same regulations or rigorous testing that conventional medicines do. For many products there is a lack of research to support their use, and some can interfere with conventional medicines including cancer treatments like Tamoxifen.

You can search this American website, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, for information about individual herbs and vitamins including the flower essences contained in Bach rescue remedy night spray (scroll down to see the ingredients list).

Each has sections on existing evidence and what known interaction there is with other medications. You may find that that some herbs have different names in America. You can also search herbal products and supplements on the European website Complementary and Alternative Medicine for cancer and on the American website Medicine Plus

It’s always best to speak with your treatment team or, pharmacist, before using any herbal remedy like Bach rescue remedy night spray or, taking supplements, to check it won’t interfere with any cancer treatment (like Tamoxifen) you’re taking.

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