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Possible Interactions with: Soy
 
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Possible Interactions with: Soy

Soy; Soy isoflavones; Soy protein; Soy protein extract; Soybean

The phytoestrogen components of soy may interfere with the drug tamoxifen (Nolvadex), used in breast cancer treatment for men and women, and the drug raloxifene (Evista), used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. The minerals zinc and iron may also interfere with the absorption of soy and could theoretically lower soy levels in the body. Further research is needed.

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      Review Date: 11/30/2007  

      Reviewed By: Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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