PC-Spes: Overview

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PC-Spes is an over-the-counter dietary supplement used to treat prostate cancer. Formulated in the early 1990s, PC-Spes contains eight herbs: palmetto, licorice, reishi, Balkal Skullcap, Rabdosia, dyer's wood, mum, and San-qi ginseng. The supplement purportedly helps to prevent prostate cancer by countering testosterone with the herbs' estrogen-like effects. Prostate cancer requires testosterone to thrive.

Investigators have determined that PC-Spes may cause excessive bleeding, tachycardia, and hypotension in patients who exceed the recommended dosage. A Seattle man was recently hospitalized complaining of a rapid heartbeat, excessive bleeding, and low blood pressure, all caused by an overdose of PC-Spes.

See Also

  1. Other Supplements: Overview
  2. Excessive Bleeding: Overview
  3. Low Blood Pressure (hypotension): Overview
  4. Tachycardia / Fast Heartbeat: Overview
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