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Pharma Thistle Gold
No: I do not know what pharma thistle gold is, but, nothing is needed to cleanse a liver, nor do I know of anything that will cleanse a liver. Taking "medication" of unknown nature can not only be useless, it may be harmful. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MIlk Thistle: There are too many different products sold as milk thistle to give you any valid or specific answer. In my practice i always advise my patients to follow the dosing instructions that are on the product they purchase. ...Read more
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
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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