|bromelain and arvi
Aug 14, 2011
I am taking a nutritional supplement called bromelain. Is there any known interaction of this supplement and any Antiretroviral drugs?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Bromelain is an enzyme product derived from pineapple stem. Since bromelein is a protein, in theory, it should be broken down into smaller proteins or peptides in the intestine and likely should not have significant drug-interactions.
However, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center website , the pharmacology of the metabolism and excretion (therefore, drug interactions) are not characterized; as such we can't accurately predict drug-interactions with ARVs.
Hope that helps, BY
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