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Drug (and supplement) Toxicity and Weight

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by melamine, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. melamine

    melamine Senior Member

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    What does a standardized dose mean when even aside from age, as little as 15 lbs can make a difference in toxicity? And how does one determine how add-ons - drugs, supplements - are affecting one another?

    http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-su...toxic-drugs-when-medicine-makes-you-sick.html

    As if this isn't tricky enough, when it comes to supplements, many herbal in particular are not standardized in the level of active ingredient - when they contain any at all.

    * (I posted this on Blog by mistake earlier today and a couple responses disappeared from it, including one of my own.)
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I have read that the effective dose of a medication can vary tenfold between different people. I assume the toxic dose can vary equally.
     
  3. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Many herbs (and even foods) also affect liver enzymes, speeding up or slowing down metabolism of drugs.

    Drugs.com has an interactions checker, that will reveal many (but not all) potential issues, including effects on metabolism. As there are still many unknown mechanisms (especially concerning herbs), it's important to be careful when combining them.

    http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html
     
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