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Vitamin E And Hiv

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vitamin e supplement

I read that milk thistle as well as vitamin E is good to take for the liver. My question is, do I have to let my doctor know I'm taking vitamin E if I am HIV positive, on medication and Hep C positive? Is this harmful or is it okay to do? Thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You should always let your doctor know which medications you are taking. Most physicians feel that milk thistle or vitamin E are not harmful. It is still best to let him or her know in case a new drug interaction is discovered. I remember when... Read more »

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...Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), and Vitamin C. Magnesium and Zinc What About Other Supplements? In addition to... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...medications known to increase the risk of bleeding such as antiplatelet drugs, anticoagulants, or supplemental high doses of vitamin E. Aptivus has a sulfa component to it, so it should be used cautiously in patients with sulfa allergies. Immune... Read more »
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Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend any specific over-the-counter vitamin combinations or other nutritional... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I live in Los Angeles and has HIV since 1982, I've had diarrhea for three weeks and got on a vitamin supplement with herbs, probiotics,colon cleanser, vitamins, Read more »