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Will liver and kidney detox supplements make medications less effective?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by TheMoonIsBlue, May 11, 2012.

  1. TheMoonIsBlue

    TheMoonIsBlue Senior Member

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    So I have been wondering and hope someone can chime in.....will supplements that help cleanse the liver and protect it from the harmful effects of medications, etc... Make medications less effective?

    I have been reading others posts about supporting detoxification of liver and kidneys using things such as milk thistle, artichoke, dandelion, curcumin, and other things........but will these things make our liver "kick out" any medications we take more rapidly? A lot of meds I think are changed in the liver (I think this is one reason grapefruit juice is counter indicated with certain meds).

    Anyone have any input? I want a liver that is detoxing well but also want my meds to work lol
     
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    lnester7 Seven

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  3. adreno

    adreno Homo neanderthalensis

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    Some herbals speed up drug metabolism, some slow it down.
     
  4. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    I found this from a 2005 issue of The Townsend Letter:

    http://the-medical-dictionary.com/flagyl_article_4.htm



     

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