atripla and milk thissle/fish oil
Dec 8, 2012
currently atripla, and wanted to know if i can use supplements like milk thissle for the liver. and fish oil pills for my cholesterol
Response from Dr. Taylor
That being said, while I understand and respect the desire to take herbal medications and supplements, I would not take any without discussing the specific supplements with your doctor. The evidence to date does not support a benefit of milk thistle against hepatitis C virus. Fish oil while beneficial for certain health issues, is not safe in certain conditions and should not be taken without a doctor's direction.
Some supplements, such as St. John's Wart, are not safe with Atripla. So again your doctor knows best, please discuss with her/him.
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