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Does Milk Thistle Interact With HIV Meds

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Milk thistle or other liver detox with HIV meds?

I have recently been told that my liver is a little high, i think the enzymes or some other count, and I mentioned to my new dr here in Palm Springs that when I was in Austin TX before moving here, my Dr there wanted to take a liver biopsy as my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no data based on a well done study showing that milk thistle is effective and safe to use for liver related problems seen in the setting of treated HIV infection. There are anecdotal reports Read more »

HIV MEDS & MILK THISTLE

Has there been any additional findings as to if the use of milk thistle to detox the liver and it's... 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 I'm on... Read more »
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Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

...improving liver function for people co-infected with HIV/HCV. A report from a small study of the popular herbal supplement, milk thistle, was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The study looked at its possible ability... Read more »
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Milk Thistle

...Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb milk thistle -- common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Milk thistle is a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Line What Is Silymarin? Silymarin refers to the extract from the seeds of the plant Silybum marianum , also called "milk thistle." It has been used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly... Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...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. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Possible infection

Posted by THR, 2 Replies
...feel more numb right now. My insurance is OK, now, but when I lose my job, what can I do? How do I tell people? Because these meds are horrible on my liver, I am stopping my anti-depressents. Is there anything I can do to help my liver? I... Read more »

advice needed..

Posted by cdhaileyp7, 3 Replies
...have had four children and was on treatments throughout my pregnancies. I have a hard time coping with the side effects of the meds, I noticed that during my pregnancies the side effects did not bother much or even at all. My last baby is two now... Read more »

Meds, now what...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I just started meds, Triziver and Viread, and frankly I've never felt worse... I know it takes a few weeks for my system to catch up but does anyone Read more »