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Doctor insights on: Milk Thistle Fruit Extract Medication

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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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Any medications milk thistle interacts with? I have taken it with several and never had a problem

Any medications milk thistle interacts with? I have taken it with several and never had a problem

Yes: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/milk-thistle. Html for a short list of medications that interact w/milk thistle. Also be aware/careful that dietary supplements typically are not regulated by 3rd party so quality control can be problematic eg dose variance, contamination, etc. Be sure to always inform prescribing doctors of all OTC & prescription medications & dietary supplements ...Read more

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What are the benefits of milk thistle. I take medication for type 2 diabetes thank you.?

What are the benefits of milk thistle. I take medication for type 2 diabetes thank you.?

There is a very: Limit amount of data suggesting milk thistle may provide a small amount of benefit in lowering blood sugar, but probably not sufficient to warrant the cost. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.

Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.

Herbal therpy: Herbal therapy to compliment traditional medicine is a wonderful way to educate patients as well as tweek what we providrs prescribe. One must be careful that there are no serious risks or drug interactions with your current meds. Milk Thistle also supports the thyroid gland as wells as liver. Check with your provider first. ...Read more

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What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

Good question: Essential sugars (ambertose) lymphotonic 2 every 2 hrs for 1 week, juice of one ghia (doodhi or green gourd, get in indian store) every day for one year, radish juice every day, no alcohol, drink alkaline water read water alkalizer. Com. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Aspirin: The safest drug for pain in your conditin is aspirin. Most drugs go directly to the liver to be metabolized. I would hestate to take narcotics of any type since that is so. ...Read more

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I heard that milk thistle need alcohol to extract sylamarin so it's hard to take it as tea. Can't I eat the seeds directly from the plant fresh?

You can but...: Apparently you need to take quite a bit to have much of a benefit. The seeds contain about 3-6% silymarin so you need to take about 1/2 ounce of seeds (approximately 1 tbsp.) daily to get a therapeutic amount. They can be eaten whole or ground. See http://newroots. Drizzlehosting. Com/livermt. Html. ...Read more

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Does pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Does pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Sorry, but no...: The results of a recent large scale study looking at just this question sadly answered no--milk thistle did not live up to its health food store hyped benefits nor justify its high cost. If you have liver damage, see your doctor for appropriate assistance and treatment please. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel fine now and I'm on milk thistle, can drug induced hepatitis occur quickly?

What to do if I feel fine now and I'm on milk thistle, can drug induced hepatitis occur quickly?

Yes: Drug induced hepatitis can occur within a few hours. If it is very rapid you would then feel sick, with malaise, vomiting, pain. You eyes may turn yellow. Follow up with your doctor for evaluation of your liver enzymes if this is a concern. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling fine now and I'm on milk thistle, can drug induced hepatitis occur quickly?

Yes it can: But it sounds like there is more history you're not sharing. Did you have drug induced hepatitis and are you trying to prevent it with milk thistle? (doesn't work, though it's a pretty good antiinflammatory) ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC? Any noteworthy drug interactions? And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC? Any noteworthy drug interactions? And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

N acetylcysteine: N-acetylcysteine is effective in tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, as a mucolytic agent in lung diseases associated with increased mucous, antiviral agent for influenza A, certain psychiatric illnesses, prevention of hemorrhagic cystitis in cancer chemotherapy, There is a high incidence of allergic reactions with skin rash, hypotension and wheezing. No other beneficial effects are reported. Milk Thistle OK ...Read more

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I hear pills are bad 4 liver but I read milk thistle & reishe mushroom extract are good & they come in pills. Should I take them for high enzymes?

See below: While there are reports of milk thistle being beneficial for the liver, the most important thing to do is to find out why the liver enzymes are elevated. Your doctor can help you out with that. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg, milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?

S it fine to take glutathione 500mg, milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?

Analysis: Why do you take all these items? . Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

What do you suggest if my father takes lamivudine and tenofovir for his liver. Do these drugs interact with milk thistle?

No Interaction: These medicines do not interact with Milk Thistle. However, before taking any new medications he should make sure his doctor knows about this so that possible interactions can be checked. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg, milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with milk thistle?

Milk thistle: Looks nice as a flower. May not taste good. Other than that you will be spending money for something that is not regulated and can contain anything they want to put in it. ...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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What are the side effects of milk thistle?

What are the side effects of milk thistle?

Milk thistle: "Milk thistle may cause allergic skin reactions, bloating, blood clots, collapse, constipation, decreased platelets, diarrhea, eczema, elevated liver enzymes, fever, gas, giddiness, headache, heart attack, heartburn, high bilirubin (a toxic substance) in the blood, hives, impotence, increased creatinine, increased lactate dehydrogenase level, infection, insomnia, irritability, itching, joint pain" ...Read more

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What is milk thistle? Do doctors recommend it?

What is milk thistle? Do doctors recommend it?

Herb frm Daisy plant: Milk thistle (silymarin) is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries. Some people also call it Mary thistle and holy thistle. Most doctors do not believe it has any proven benefits for liver disease, diabetes or heart disease. The are good, safe and effective medications for these problems. ...Read more

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How do u know if milk thistle is working would it bring out spots?

Not enough info: Working for what? Not aware that there is any evidence that milk thistle can do anything. ...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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When one is using lilly fluoxetive, will there be side effects when using milk thistle in conjunction?

When one is using lilly fluoxetive, will there be side effects when using milk thistle in conjunction?

Fluoxetine: I am not aware of any particular interaction between the two. Milk thistle is a liver protectant and doesn't seem to interfere with serotonin or other bioactive substances in the brain or other tissues that fluoxetine does. ...Read more