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Doctor insights on: Green Tea Medication

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Can I exercise or drink green tea after taking medication? Example antibiotics.

Can I exercise or drink green tea after taking medication? Example antibiotics.

Green Tea: Green tea is reported to have possible interactions w anticoagulants, stimulants, oral contraceptives, antibiotics & alcohol. Exercise is fine. ...Read more

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I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?

I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?

It depends on health: This depends on your health needs. Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Not a good idea: Green tea inhibits platelet aggregation & adhesion; the combination with Plavix (clopidogrel) may increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doc if a lower dose of Plavix (clopidogrel) might be sage with green tea. Or choose a tea without anticoagulant effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take green tea or green coffee bean extract while taking epilepsy medication?

Can you tell me if I could take green tea or green coffee bean extract while taking epilepsy medication?

Green tea: Green tea should be ok. Honestly I do not know about green coffee bean. It would be best to ask your neurologist. ...Read more

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My son takes concerta for ADHD but loves to drink green tea. Will the tea cleanse his system of the medication?

My son takes concerta for ADHD but loves to drink green tea. Will the tea cleanse his system of the medication?

Unlikely: Concerta is broken down by the liver and disposed of by the kidney. Green tea is not known to significantly effect cyp450)which is what breaks down Concerta in the liver) so it shouldn't break down faster. Green tea can increase urine output but probably not enough to speed up the disposal of concerta, since only a very small amount is disposed of before being broken down. ...Read more

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Can green tea leaf cause a positive drug test?

Can green tea leaf cause a positive drug test?

Doubt It: You need to check with the manufacturer of the particular urine dipstick which was used. They will have a list of things that can cause a false positive test. This one sounds pretty far-fetched though. ...Read more

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Will mega-T green tea supplements cause a drug test to be positive?

Will mega-T green tea supplements cause a drug test to be positive?

Not that I know of: Unless they are testing for caffeine, which would rarely, if ever, be done. However, the label says that the ingredients are "proprietary" which means they don't have to tell you everything that is in it. However, I have never seen any reports of false positives secondary to any kind of tea. In any case, false positives on screening tests can be ruled out with confirmatory tests. ...Read more

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Is it true that green tea interacts with no of drugs, if so does it have interaction with gabapentin or seretide inhalor? Thanks

Is it true that green tea interacts with no of drugs, if so does it have interaction with gabapentin or seretide inhalor? Thanks

Caffeine: Green tea has caffeine that can cause tachycardia and palpitations. Seretide can add to these side effects. Depends ow much green tea you want to consume may or may not matter. ...Read more

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Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Is green tea healthy?

Is green tea healthy?

Yes: Various studies have shown that there are benefits. Here is some information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea ...Read more

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How to make green tea?

How to make green tea?

It's pretty easy...: Get a teapot. Put in a pinch of green tea leaves. Add some boiling water (carefully!), and wait 10 minutes. Pour out some hot green tea into a cup. Wait for it to cool to the desired temperature. One can drink from the same teapot as the day goes by (the tea is fine at room temperature too). ...Read more

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Green tea is good for?

Green tea is good for?

Quenching your: Thirst. It has antioxidants and may be useful in preventing cell damage from oxidants. But the useful effects are difficult to quantitate. ...Read more

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Is zesta tea a green Tea?

Brand Name: Zesta is a Brand name for many teas...read the label!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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How healthy is green tea?

How healthy is green tea?

Unclear: Green tea may have a significant amount of caffeine in it, which can cause elevated blood pressure or heart palpitations. However, it may provide some health benefits.
There are no long term studies available yet about the health benefits of green tea, so proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Is green tea healthy? Why?

Is green tea healthy? Why?

Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you. ...Read more

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Is green tea good for you?

Is green tea good for you?

Yes: Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. Green tea also helps with a number of heart-related issues. ...Read more

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Is black or green tea better?

Is black or green tea better?

Green much healthier: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Black tea is green tea that has been oxidized and fermented, a process that destroys most of the beneficial catechins & theanine. In a sense, black tea is green tea that is spoiled. See comment for link to info on benefits:. ...Read more

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How does green tea cleanse work?

How does green tea cleanse work?

Green Tea Benefits: I admire you for your desire to have Good health.
According to the National Institutes of Health, green tea is very effective to increase mental alertness.
Green tea is chosen to be one of the best ingredients for cleansing and detox diet as it contains high antioxidants that will help the body to fight against free radicals which are harmful to the body. ...Read more

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Is green tea good for weight lose?

Is green tea good for weight lose?

Adjunct only: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more

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Can the ultra lean green tea work?

Can the ultra lean green tea work?

Uncertain: I don't know individual products. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. However, i’m not sure that research has conclusively demonstrated green tea’s effectiveness as a weight loss product. 3 to 4 cups/>. ...Read more

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What's the important of green tea?

What's the important of green tea?

Many things: There are several potential health benefits of green tea, possibly from polyphenols or catechins. Here's one good review: http://goo. Gl/04g5b and here's another: http://goo. Gl/6ibi1. ...Read more

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How good is pure green tea for you?

How good is pure green tea for you?

The leaves contain: Antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; >>. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of green tea?

Many: Tea's have high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is a source of a catechins which are more powerful than vitamins c and e in antioxidants. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for heart disease. The antioxidants can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase hdl, improve artery function. ...Read more