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Vitamins and HIV/HEP B
Apr 13, 2006

Dr. McGovern:

I wanted to know if taking Opti-Pack multi vitamins (which have pretty high doses of most vitamins, minerals and antioxidants), could be toxic to my liver during HIV/Hep B coninfection.

I am also taking Astragalus (250mg), to at least help my immune system build itself up during this time of no HIV drugs.


Response from Dr. McGovern

I only suggest routine multivitamins and consideration of Vitamin E. I think too much of anything isn't a good thing.

Dear Mrs. Mcgovern,M.D.
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