A 65-year-old member asked:
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i am on ibrance and letrozole for met breast cancer. my liver enzymes are going up. i also have nafl so the medication is making it worse. can i take milk thistle with these medications?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not now: Both cancer, by infiltrating the liver, and ibrance can cause an increase in your liver enzymes and finding out, if possible, the culprit would be critical. Milk thistle has been used in chronic liver disease with questionable results, in your case there is active damage. Your best reference is your oncologist and imaging may be needed.
Answered on Jul 3, 2020
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