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statins and milk thistle

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Milk thistle: Should not be a problem but you should be comfortable with plain milk.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 years experience Hepatology
No clinically : No clinically relevant interactions. Studies have implicated green tea extract with liver injury.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: But for what reason?
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 years experience Hepatology
No: A large nih funded clinical trial dailed to show any benefit of using milk thistle for hepc. It doesnot help but probably harmless.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes - possibly: Yes it possibly can
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that supposed to lower cholesterol and help in liver disease. Taken over time it can cause diarrhea and bloating.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: It is common in herbal medicine to combine several different herbs together red clover and milk thistle are commonly combined and can be safely taken ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Milk thistle: "Milk thistle may cause allergic skin reactions, bloating, blood clots, collapse, constipation, decreased platelets, diarrhea, eczema, elevated liver ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randa Foda
Specializes in Family Medicine
Xarelto: No documented contraindication, but be careful and vigilante

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