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Can You Take Grape Seed Extract With Statin Drugs
Very,?blood thinners: Hemp seed oil has the ideal mix of essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as other beneficial compounds & is arguably the healthiest oil (though not good for cooking). There are no known interactions but because it is a natural blood thinner caution should be used if on blood thinners. See http://www.ratical.org/renewables/TherapHoil.html & http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272024.php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) with omega 3 fish oil supplements. I heard blood thinners complicates certain natural medicines.
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts will not work. ...Read more
Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?
No: Avoid herbal supplements during pregnancy. Many have not been studied in pregnancy for effect and dosing and may cause you and your unborn baby some untoward effects. Stick with your prenatal vitamins. These are enough and stay off illicit drugs at all times, during and after the pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Is a supplement that combines grape seed, ginseng, and goji safe to use with gingko biloba 400mg and fish oil?
Can I take complete blood pressure support that contains grape seed extract, nattokinase and quercetin with my metoprolol tartrate?
Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with saline: Oregano oil and grapefruit seed extract are thought to have antimicrobial effects; however, there is little evidence that using them in a nasal rinse is any better than simple salt water nasal rinses. Their risks in causing irritation to the nasal lining or allergic reactions are also poorly known at this time. ...Read more
Can coffee bean extract tablets 800mg interact with Zoloft (sertraline) at all as i would like to try them?
You decide: Interaction number of reports stress 6 mood altered (changes in mood) 4 nightmare (unpleasant dream) 4 fall 3 subdural haematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain) 3 convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body) 3 nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) 2 dizziness 2 feeling hot 2 irritability 2 these are the interactions reported so far.Personally i would not take them together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?
Meds: should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more
I read that coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract are affective for treating thrush. Can I use these remedies?
Coconut oil&grapefru: Coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract have been used after candida diet which eliminates all sugars and some carbs from the diet and both of these have been written in alternative medicine literature.It can be tried in people who are not responding to standard treatment and are getting recurreances. ...Read more
Would it be safe to use "pure cordyceps capsules" supplement for regular person and person with kidney problems?
Thank you "pure cordyceps capsules" aloha medicinal inc.
Yes: Yes grapefruit seed extract can help...It is very bitter. ...Read more
Grape juice: is a healthy alternative for water .... Hope this helps Dr z ...Read more
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?
No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl.com/zxcodbt See my comment for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take garcinia cambrogia with fish oil pills & a high potency multivitamin which contains green tea. Any ingredients it shouldn't mix with?
Garcinia cambogia: These supplements would be compatible, but be careful with any "high potency" multivitamins. Make sure they are all natural ingredients. You can tell by the constituents in them. For info on selecting safe vitamins, try: http://tinyurl.Com/lr24xpd and http://tinyurl.Com/l7pd3xn. ...Read more
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