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Is it ok to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

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Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably -don't know: We don't know as I doubt that it has ever been studied well. It might slow down the clearance of Soma (carisoprodol). Just watch for more Soma (carisoprodol) side effects. I'm more worried about you taking acetaminophen. Discuss with your doctors about whether Tylenol is safe. Since Milk Thistle is used for liver disorders. Be aware that Milk Thistle has never been proven scientifically to work, but it is widely used.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a highly regulated muscle relaxant whose future is in doubt. It has been shown to be addictive and dangerous when used with other meds. Milk thistle is not generally part of main stream medical therapy; its safety and efficacy is unproven. See your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment options.

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