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Can I give herbal supplements to a transplant patient?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the herb
Many herbal supplements are safe for transplant patients but some are potentially dangerous.
Transplant patients take drugs to prevent organ rejection & some herbs may interfere with these medicines. Herbs that stimulate the immune system may also be hazardous. It is important to check for interactions between herbs & any medicines the patient is taking.Please ask the patient's doctor.See comment:.

In brief: Depends on the herb
Many herbal supplements are safe for transplant patients but some are potentially dangerous.
Transplant patients take drugs to prevent organ rejection & some herbs may interfere with these medicines. Herbs that stimulate the immune system may also be hazardous. It is important to check for interactions between herbs & any medicines the patient is taking.Please ask the patient's doctor.See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
While it is wise to ask the patient's doctor if a specific herb is safe, do not accept an answer that all herbs are dangerous or should be avoided because of safety concerns. Many doctors know little about herbs and might just tell you to avoid all of them, but this answer would suggest that the doctor is both ill-informed and lazy. Good data is available on how most herbs might interact with the medicines this patient is taking.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Agree with Dr. Baker
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on what supplements you are talking about and for what.
You want to make sure they will no do any harm in the first place, so talk to your physician about that. So, the answer is potentially.

In brief: Depends
It depends on what supplements you are talking about and for what.
You want to make sure they will no do any harm in the first place, so talk to your physician about that. So, the answer is potentially.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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