Soy has a history of being used for symptoms associated with menopause. Soy's role in breast cancer risk is uncertain. If you have had or have breast cancer, tell your doctor before using soy.
Soy Cautionary Labels
Soy is used most often for menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, memory problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
Soy may be used for other conditions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of Soy
Soy is considered safe for most people when used as a food or when taken for short periods as a dietary supplement.
Common side effects of soy includes stomach and bowel problems such as nausea, bloating, and constipation.
Allergic reactions such as breathing problems and rash can occur in rare cases.
This is not a complete list of soy side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
No drug interactions have been listed by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Special precautions & warnings:
Soy's possible role in breast cancer risk is uncertain. Until more is known about soy's effect on estrogen levels, women who have or who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive conditions (such as ovarian or uterine cancer) should be careful about using soy and should discuss it with their doctor.