|Starch Blocker Supplement and HAART
Oct 6, 2013
Hi. I take EFV + TDF + 3TC daily at 10PM. I recently received starch blocker supplements (white kidney bean extract as main ingredient) as a gift. Since it's there and I welcome some weight loss, I am considering taking it before meals (usually 8 AM, 12 PM, and 7PM). But is a starch blocker supplement safe to take with my HAART combination?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
I can't speak with any expertise on starch blockers, as there are a variety of different products, most of which have not been tested for safety or product consistency. WebMD has written about starch blockers.
The product is probably safe, but I'd inform your healthcare provider about the fact that you're taking them, in order to monitor things.
Let us know how this works out for you. BY
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