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RE: Milk thistle's effect on HIV meds
Jan 1, 2003

Follow up to my previous question. You cautioned me on taking milk thistle. The meds that I'm on are: Sustiva, Epivir and Zerit. Would those three be effected by milk thistle? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Henry

There would be some concern about the interaction of milk thistle and the Sustiva (which is metabolized in the liver). I am unaware of any actual data looking at that.


Liver detoxification's effect on the HIV medication in my system.
Increased side effects with 1-pill Sustiva tablet?

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