Flaxseed for Breast Pain

Effectiveness

Flaxseed rates as a possibly effective treatment for breast pain (mastalgia). There are at least 2 studies which confirm its effectiveness.
 

Dosage

People in studies consumed ground flaxseed 25 grams daily.
 

Safety

Ground flaxseed rates as likely safe when used orally.
 

Adverse Reactions

Orally, flaxseed is well-tolerated. The main adverse effects are gastrointestinal and related to fullness or bowel habits.
 

Interactions

Acetaminophen.  Be cautious with this combination.
Antibiotic drugs
. Be cautious with this combination.
Anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs . Be cautious with this combination.
Antidiabetes drugs
. Be cautious with this combination.
Antihypertensive drugs
. Be cautious with this combination.
Estrogens
. Be cautious with this combination.
Furosemide (Lasix)
. Be cautious with this combination.
Ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail)
. Be cautious with this combination.
Metoprolol (Toprol)
. Be cautious with this combination.