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Statins And Milk Thistle
Milk thistle: Should not be a problem but you should be comfortable with plain milk. ...Read more
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...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
It is common in herbal medicine to combine several herbs together red clover and milk thistle are commonly combined and can be safely taken together.
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
No problem: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
When one is using lilly fluoxetive, will there be side effects when using milk thistle in conjunction?
I bought milk thistle seeds I want to know how many teaspoons I use per cup and is there any bad side effects?
Anyone have any positive feelings towards the regular use of milk thistle? If so, what benefits does it provide?
Liver Healing: First there is no medication to take if the liver is damaged or inflamed. Milk thistle, which has a mixed reputation among scientists, has been used for years worldwide to assist in liver healing. I often recommend it to my patients given there is no health damage that would be caused by the use of milk thistle. I would say take it until your liver functions have returned to normal. ...Read more
Is milk thistle good at helping with nalfd? My enzymes are perfect right now. It just showed fatty infiltration with borderline enlargement
No.: Milk thistle has been tried for a variety of liver diseases without evidence of benefit. Incidentally noted nafld generally has a good prognosis. Other than avoiding hepatotoxins such as alcohol, acetaminophen, and insuring you are immunized against hepatic disease, you should not worry about taking additional items to prevent progression. ...Read more
Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is.
There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more
Milk thistle: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/milk-thistle-benefits-and-side-effectsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Details needed: Insufficient details to give a good answer. We need to know what symptoms and which condition you are concerned about. ...Read more
MIlk Thistle: There are too many 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
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