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Are acai berry pills effective?

Are acai berry pills effective?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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Antiviral (Definition)

An antiviral is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills viruses. The viruses are usually causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antivirals to help his body get ...Read more


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Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Good drug: This anti-herpes virus drug works in two ways: the active triphosphate is present at much higher concentrations in virally infected cells than in uninfected cells; and the drug targets viral dna polymerase to a much greater degree than human dna polymerases: this means it doesn't kill healthy cells. ...Read more

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Can taking garcinia cambogia extract cause outbreak of fever blisters?

Can taking garcinia cambogia extract cause outbreak of fever blisters?

Probably not: Fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is very common. They are referred to as cold sores, because they can be triggered when your body is under stress with a cold. Sunlight, change in weather, and stress are frequent triggers. I generally prescribe an antiviral pill to be taken at the first sign of a cold sore, because they frequently recur at the same site. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Are acia berry and green tea extract colon cleanse effective?

Are acia berry and green tea extract colon cleanse effective?

Colon cleansing: Is not necessary. It is a scam and can actually create problems. Eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you need and a whole lot cheaper and safer. Do not waste your money on colon cleansing or risk your health for that matter. ...Read more

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Does amphotericin have antiviral properties?

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Does amphotericin have antiviral properties?

No: Amphotericin is an antifungal agent, has no effect on viruses. ...Read more

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Will lemon balm herb interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Will lemon balm herb interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Anythin's possible: Unlikely but everyone is unique - if you are taking both and are having problems consult your doctor! ...Read more

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Can i take acai berry tablets while ttc and can I take acai berry with amatryptaline antidepressant or goji berry ?

Can i take acai berry tablets while ttc and can I take acai berry with amatryptaline antidepressant or goji berry ?

You can: Take acai berries while ttc, but be aware there is no proven health benefit from these berries (many theories, but no proof.) I do not know if acai taken with Elavil (amitriptyline) is safe or not. ...Read more

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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

When used properly.: Their usefulness is limited to influenza (real flu, not "flu-like illness") if used in the first 48 hours of the illness. ...Read more

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Does garcinia cambogia cause herpes outbreaks?

Does garcinia cambogia cause herpes outbreaks?

Unlikely: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-818-garcinia.aspx?activeingredientid=818;activeingredientname=garcinia.

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Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Probably...: Lansoprazole (prevacid) is best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the am followed by a protein meal 30 minutes later. That said, if the medication does not seem to be helping the problem your husband is taking the medication for, he might try taking the supplements later in the day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are acai berry pills really as effective as they say?

Are acai berry pills really as effective as they say?

Reports : Although there is not research based evidence at this time, the acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more