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Does Milk Thistle Interact With HIV Meds

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Will Milk Thistle interact with the HIV Med and safe to be taken?

Dear Dr Keith,This is Ed from Malaysia and i am currently taking Tenvir-em + Stocrin as the first line treatment.I am wondering if Milk Thistle with the following content can be taken and will it interact with the above HIV med?The Milk Thistle is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cannot recommend an effective dose of milk since benefit and safety in the setting of HIV infection has not been well studied. From the ACTG website there is a potential interaction between milk thistle and efavirenz that may increase the efavirenz... Read more »

RE: Milk thistle's effect on HIV meds

Follow up to my previous question. You cautioned me on taking milk thistle. The meds that... Read more »

Milk thistle (Silymarin) and HIV meds

Im on PEP - Is milk thistle good or bad for a regime of AZT+3TC and Indinavir.. Thought taking it... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Milk Thistle

Milk thistle ( Silybum marianum ) is a plant native to Europe. For hundreds of years, European herbalists observed that it helped reverse the jaundice that often signals liver damage. Today, milk thistle is sometimes used in the management of... Read more »
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Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) can face significant challenges with sustaining their liver health. This is due to how the two viruses affect the liver over time as well as the ongoing side effects from taking drugs that treat the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

What Is Silymarin? What Are the Benefits of Silymarin? Why Do People With HIV Use Silymarin? How Is Silymarin Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Milk Thistle -- Hints of Help for Hepatitis C

The herb milk thistle has been used for millennia as part of traditional European remedies for gastrointestinal and liver illness. This herb contains many compounds, some of which are being studied in lab experiments with cells. In these... Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 3 Replies
I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants.

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What NOT to take with Meds

Posted by riverprincess, 7 Replies
We always hear about to do for our health but how many know what not to do during treatment. I don't mean the obvious stuff such as sex and drugs , but things like grapefruit juice. Did you know that it is a BIG NO NO when taking medications. How... Read more »

a lot of HIV virus in the milk?

Posted by aspn, 3 Replies
I bought a carton of milk 3 days ago, i drank it this morning, and i found the milk carton has a lot of blood on the carton, I am afraid , will someone intentionally given the blood in the carton and i drank it? I was afraid that there is... Read more »

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine.

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