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Hepatitis C Treatment And Milk Thistle

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Milk Thistle with ARV

I am taking lamivudine+Zidovudine+Efavirenz right now. Is it safe to take milk thistle along with these ARVs just to prevent any possible liver problems in the future?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Milk Thistle is the most commonly used herbal supplement used in liver disease. It has shown some promising results in small studies in decreasing Read more »

Milk Thistle

Hello Dr. Young,Back in 2007 a question was brought to your atttention about milk thistle and the... Read more »

milk thistle and atripla?

Hi,I have been on Atripla since the end of December last year. I am undetectable already and my cd4... Read more »
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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 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 »
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 »
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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 »
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