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Cytochrome P450 2d6 Genotype
Any way to repair cytochrome p450?Since i took fluoroquinolones 8 months ago i feel toxic and no medication that used to work isnt working anymore
No: It is unlikely that fluoroquinolone you took. 7 months ago is causing side effects now . See a physician and discuss your complaints in detail. Some blood work nay also be necessary ...Read more
Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?
Does vinegar affect any pharmicokinetics via acidity or cyp enzyme inhibition or induction and are there any benefits from drinking vinegar?
No effect: Any specific effects of vinegar would be neutralized by stomach acidity which is much stronger. There is a subset of health alternative advocates who advise vinegar for health benefits but there are no clinical studies and i note that are selling "organic" vinegar at a staggeringly higher price than vinegar in the grocery store. Save your money. ...Read more
I am being treated for hep c genotype 3. I take 400 mg copegus (ribavirin) 2x day and 180mcg peginterferon 1x week. I've developed mouth sores and burning. It hurts to eat. Is this a reaction to the meds?
I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean i'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?
Means no Hgb S: This test is specifically looking for HGB s. It will detect sickle trait (hgb as) or sickle cell disease (hgb ss). If the test is negative it means there is no sickle hemoglobin present, but it does not mean aa. There are many abnormal hemoglobins that are not aa, but would also test negative on a sickle screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?
Not necesarilly but: Virtually all drugs are metabolized by cytochrome p450 enzymes.Astaxanthin can stimulate these, so it could lead to lower blood levels of "certain drugs" according to http://www.Naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Article=293. I no of no evidence that Femara (letrozole) is one of the drugs it interacts with. Small amounts of astaxanthin are unlikely to have much effect.Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genotype for HBP: Yes in rare cases there are specific genes that cause high blood pressure. Other clues to genes are: Is there high blood pressure in your family? Do you have a twin with high blood pressure? Are of you African Descent especially African American. But we do not know the genes for most causes of high blood pressure. All genes today appear to involve salt metabolism as does much garden variety HTN. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has hep c genotype 1. Just got it her viral load is very low. What are some holistic things she could do to keep it low?
No alcohol: Avoid any alcohol and avoid getting coinfected with hiv. The immune system works to control the virus so avoiding stress, eating healthy and no tobacco or any drugs may also help. Low viral loads should help lead to higher cure rates with antiviral treatment when she is ready. Low viral load does not predict slower rate of scarring (fibrosis). ...Read more
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