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Does milk thistle really help the liver? I take around 650mg acetaminophen almost daily and i was told milk thistle would help prevent any toxicity

Does milk thistle really help the liver? I take  around 650mg acetaminophen almost daily and i was told milk thistle would help prevent any toxicity

Milk thistle: Milk thistle is an herbal extract that is reputed to ameliorate liver injury or disease; it can help, just be sure you get a high quality product; avoid alcohol most importantly; take anti-oxidants, also; ...Read more

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How much should take from milk thistle suplements for alcholic person and how many times?

How much should take from milk thistle suplements for alcholic person and how many times?

Taking Supplements: One should never do more than is recommended on the product you are using. There should be dosing instructions on the product you chose. ...Read more

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Wondering how many mg of calcium and vitamin D3 should I take daily?

Wondering how many  mg of calcium and vitamin D3 should I take daily?

IT DEPENDS ON YOUR A: Dose of vitamin d is depemdant on your age, sex and your diet pre and post menopausal women 1000 mgm og calcium with 800 to 1000 units of vit d daily at age of 41 you need 1000mgm of calcium and 800 to 1000 units of vit d daily. ...Read more

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I take milk thistle and sam-e. Does help the liver?

I take milk thistle and sam-e. Does help the liver?

No: If you have a fatty liver or liver disease stop eating fatty food, stop eating fried food, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking pain pills and lower your cholesterol. Those type of actions help the liver. Discuss the different medications you take with your doctor to make sure they are not causing any interactions that can harm the liver. ...Read more

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I bought milk thistle seeds i want to know how many teaspoons I use per cup and is there any bad side effects?

I bought milk thistle seeds i want to know how many teaspoons I use per cup and is there any bad side effects?

Milk Thistle SE's: GI upset and a laxative effect have sometimes occurred with Milk Thistle. Sorry - I can tell you how much to use per cup. ...Read more

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How many mg of melatonin should I take per night?

How many mg of melatonin should I take per night?

Melatonin: Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt). ...Read more

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Can i take milk thistle with other vitamins?

Can i take milk thistle with other vitamins?

Yes.: Milk thistle, standardized to contain 70-80% silymarin, one of the most potent liver-protective and restorative substances known, can be used with other vitamins. It stimulates protein synthesis and production of new liver cells, without stimulating malignant liver tissue. In experimental models, silymarin protected against the 2 strongest liver-damaging peptides from amanita phalloides. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and i decide to take whey protein and optimum creatine 2500 is that safe to me and how many caps should i take from creatine?

I'm 18 and i decide to take whey protein and optimum creatine 2500 is that safe to me and how many caps should i take  from creatine?

Read label: The label on the container probably has a recommended amount. However you do not need to take this supplement if you are taking a normal mixed diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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How many mg calcium and vitamin d, I should take if i can't take dairy?

How many mg calcium and vitamin d,  I should take if i can't take dairy?

Drink Almond Milk: Get the silk brand unsweetened almond milk at your local supermarket. Four glasses a day should be sufficient. Avoid pills for calcium as they are known to potentially cause problems. ...Read more

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Can i take omega 3 pills for releiving the stress while pregnant? if yes, how many mg per day should i take?

Can i take omega 3 pills for releiving the stress while pregnant? if yes, how many mg per day should i take?

Unrelated: Hi. Taking omega-3 oils is unrelated to relieving stress, whether pregnant or not. I can think of no valid reason for a 22 year old woman to take omega-3 oils unless you're battling severe hypertriglyceridemia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take alpa lipoic acid, n-acetyl l-cysteine (nac) and milk thistle when prescribed quetiapine? The supplements i take for my liver.

Is it safe to take alpa lipoic acid, n-acetyl l-cysteine (nac) and milk thistle when  prescribed quetiapine?  The supplements i take for my liver.

Probably safe: Please speak with your own physician about this first. There are no problems with alpha-lipoic acid or nac and quetiapine, but there's a possible interaction with milk thistle. There's contradictory evidence aboutit increasing, decreasing, or having no effect on the liver enzyme system that processes quetiapine. In 1 human study milk thistle didn't affect these enzymes -- so with caution, ok. ...Read more

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Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more

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How many mg of ascorbic acid should I take to help me heal?I have chickenpox and currently taking 500mg vit c twice a day + 50mg. A total of 1050mg.

How many mg of ascorbic acid should I take to help me heal?I have chickenpox and currently taking 500mg vit c twice a day + 50mg. A total of 1050mg.

Up to 20,000 mg/day!: The sicker you are the more vitamin c you need. A common concept by nutritionally-oriented docs is to take as much vit c as your body can absorb- you know you are at the limit when you get loose stools (this is called bowel tolerance). Try 2000 mg every 1-2 hours until you get loose stools to find out how much your body needs- see http://bit.Ly/1dml8dy for details! ...Read more

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How long does it take for milk thistle to work?

See details: You make an assumption that it does work. In my experience it has little value while it is purported to have a number of properties including liver protection human studies are lacking. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle safe to take with any medication?

Is milk thistle safe to take with any medication?

Yes: but why would you do so. It's of no proven medical value and can cause diarrhea and other adverse events. ...Read more

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How long will it take for milk thistle to start working?

How long will it take for milk thistle to start working?

Probably Never: Milk thistle (silymarin) is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries. There is no proof that it is effective for liver disease, heart disease or diabetes. There effective drugs for these problems, why waste time and money on non proven, probably ineffective supplements? ...Read more

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Can you take red clover with milk thistle?

Can you take red clover with milk thistle?

Yes: It is common in herbal medicine to combine several different herbs together red clover and milk thistle are commonly combined and can be safely taken together. See https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/red-clover and https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle for more about these beneficial herbs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take milk thistle every day?

Is it safe to take milk thistle every day?

Milk thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that supposed to lower cholesterol and help in liver disease. Taken over time it can cause diarrhea and bloating. ...Read more

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Can I take milk thistle while taking Xarelto?

Interaction modearte: milk of thisle commonly used for " liver health " - it can interact with many drugs - because it is using same " pathway " of metabolsim - liver.
Xarelto particullary used to " thin blood " may be either potenciated or effect decreased by some natural remedies.
Check with your MD any supplements you plan to take. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take milk thistle even though I am allergic to ragweed?

Is it okay for me to take milk thistle even though I am allergic to ragweed?

Good question!: Both milk thistle and ragweed are in the asteraceae botanical family. While this might be enough to increase the chance they share common allergens, i was unable to find information in the scientific literature that the allergy to one increased risk to the other. Since information is lacking, be cautious and use the expertise of an allergist. A skin test might be helpful or a stepwise challenge. ...Read more

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How much should take from milk thistle suplements for alcholic person and how many times?

Taking Supplements: One should never do more than is recommended on the product you are using. There should be dosing instructions on the product you chose. ...Read more

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I take milk thistle and sam-e. Does help the liver?

No: If you have a fatty liver or liver disease stop eating fatty food, stop eating fried food, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking pain pills and lower your cholesterol. Those type of actions help the liver. Discuss the different medications you take with your doctor to make sure they are not causing any interactions that can harm the liver. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take milk thistle supplements if allergic to ragweed?

Is it okay to take milk thistle supplements if allergic to ragweed?

Best not to: Milk thistle can cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to the asteraceae/compositae family of plants, which includes ragweed, marigolds, daisies, & many others. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

Is it ok to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

Probably -don't know: We don't know as I doubt that it has ever been studied well. It might slow down the clearance of Soma (carisoprodol). Just watch for more Soma (carisoprodol) side effects. I'm more worried about you taking acetaminophen. Discuss with your doctors about whether Tylenol is safe. Since Milk Thistle is used for liver disorders. Be aware that Milk Thistle has never been proven scientifically to work, but it is widely used. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

Is it ok for me to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a highly regulated muscle relaxant whose future is in doubt. It has been shown to be addictive and dangerous when used with other meds. Milk thistle is not generally part of main stream medical therapy; its safety and efficacy is unproven. See your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

See below: Supplements during breast feeding are generally a bad idea, considering they don't have the same safety testing rigor as regular drugs. That being said, the limited data for milk thistle suggests against any presence in breast milk; on the flip side, there is no solid data that suggests it helps with milk production either. If it doesn't work, why continue to take it and risk harm? ...Read more

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Can I take atenolol with milk thistle together?

Can I take atenolol with milk thistle together?

Okay: No significant interactions found or known between atenolol and milk thistle ...Read more

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Can i take milk thistle within two hours of taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Decreases effect: Milk thistle (used for liver cleansing) and xanax (alprazolam), as well as other prescription medications for anxiety are both broken down by the same enzymes. Using milk thistle within 4 hours of taking xanax leads to a decrease in the effectiveness of xanax. ...Read more

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Can you take Cat's Claw while taking Omeprasole, also can you take it with Milk Thistle?

Can you take Cat's Claw while taking Omeprasole, also can you take it with Milk Thistle?

Omeprazole and other: I would check google for that answer.' Generally I do not like to mix herbal remedies with regular meds. We may not know if there is any reaction and it is just safer. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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