Note: The information on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement, including Prostacor.
Prostacor is a dietary supplement whose individual ingredients have a long-standing reputation of safety and effectiveness. Prostacor can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications.
When taken as directed, Prostacor is safe and poses no short-term or long-term health risks. When taken as directed, Prostacor is not addictive or habit-forming. If you wish to stop taking Prostacor after taking the supplement daily for more than one month, we recommend that you gradually taper down your dose over 7-21 days. Although abrupt discontinuation is not unsafe, discontinuing gradually may reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of symptoms.
There are no reported harmful side effects associated with Prostacor. Most people that take Prostacor experience no side effects. If in the rare cases side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and often disappear. Possible side effects include (as disclosed on WebMD's safety pages for each herb included in the Prostacor formula: (1) Saw Palmetto, (2) Phytosterol Complex, (3) Stinging Nettles, (4) Pumpkin Seed, and (5) Lycopene:
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Prostacor (or any natural supplement) without the approval of a physician.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of four capsules at once or six capsules daily. Exceeding the maximum dose is not unsafe, although it may result in drowsiness or discomfort. Before taking Prostacor, talk your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications.
In general, Prostacor can be safely taken with alpha blockers, including Uroxatral® (Alfusozin), Cardura® (Doxasozin), Minipress® (Prazosin), Rapaflo® (Silodosin), and Hytrin® (Terazosin). Keep in mind that Prostacor may increase the side effects of these medications, although this interaction is not unsafe at recommended doses. If you are taking any type of alpha blocker, use caution until you're familiar with the effects of Prostacor. If you are currently taking prescription medication, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Prostacor or any new supplement.
Prostacor might reduce the effectiveness birth control or interact with contraceptive medication. If you take birth control pills along with Prostacor, use an additional form of birth control. We advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Prostacor or any new supplement.
Do not consume alcohol until you are familiar with the effects of Prostacor. In general, consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol is safe while taking Prostacor. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Prostacor or any new supplement.
In general, it is safe to take Prostacor if you are also taking other vitamins or nutritional supplements. Of course, we always recommend talking with your doctor before taking any new supplements.