1. Patients launch a $1.27 million crowdfunding campaign for ME/CFS gut microbiome study.
    Check out the website, Facebook and Twitter. Join in donate and spread the word!
Lessons from ME/CFS: Finding Meaning in the Suffering
If you're aware of my previous articles here at Phoenix Rising then it's pretty clear that I don't generally spend my time musing upon the philosophy of the disease. I find it better to spend my time reading research and trying my best to break it down to its core elements and write...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

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

    Messages:
    442
    Likes:
    53
    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
  2. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes:
    980
    USA
  3. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

    Messages:
    2,118
    Likes:
    1,156
    Tundras of Europa
    Some herbals speed up drug metabolism, some slow it down.
  4. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,105
    Likes:
    3,151
    Midwest USA
    I found this from a 2005 issue of The Townsend Letter:

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



See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page