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Watch out for dangerous vitamin-medicine interactions.

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#1 Joelf


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

Watch out for dangerous vitamin-medicine interactions.

For example, large doses of vitamin B6 may increase the cardiac effects of some blood pressure medicines; large doses of niacin can interact with some cholesterol-lowering medicines, called statins, causing muscle damage. Bangor Daily News, 01/16/12. (Also see: Scleroderma Supplement Guide)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

In addition to vitamins, herbs can affect your medications. I am not allowed to take anything without running it by my nephrologist to see if it would interact with my anti-rejection medications.

Foods can affect medications as well. It is commonly known that you should not drink grapefruit juice with many, but I learned that pomegranate and green tea can also affect my medications.

It is unfortunate that medical doctors have very little background in nutrition. Sadly, when I asked my nephrologist what foods have magnesium in them he couldn't even answer.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

Absolutely! Well-meaning people may share suggestions :emoticon-dont-know: , but before implementing anything new to your medicine regimen, please consult your doctor!

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