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Milk Thistle Fruit Extract Medication
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
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
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
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
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
What to do if I'm feeling fine now and I'm on milk thistle, can drug induced hepatitis occur quickly?
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
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
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
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
Is it safe to take a 675 mg pill of milk thistle, bacopa, tumeric, green tea and ashwagandha extract while taking statins?
No clinically: No clinically relevant interactions. Studies have implicated green tea extract with liver injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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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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