Review: Milk Thistle and Metformin
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Milk Thistle and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 55 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Mar, 29, 2014: 55 people who reported to have interactions when taking Milk Thistle, Metformin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Milk Thistle (milk thistle)
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Milk Thistle, Metformin:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||18|
|Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||16|
|Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)||16|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||10|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||9|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||8|
|Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)||7|
|Tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsil)||6|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Milk Thistle, Metformin:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Loss Of Hair||2|
|Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)||2|
|Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)||2|
|Tinnitus Aggravated (a ringing in the ears)||1|
|Metastases To Central Nervous System (cancer spreads to central nervous system)||1|
|Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)||1|
|Diplopia (double vision)||1|
|Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hepatitis c
- Acute myeloid leukaemia
- Hepatic cirrhosis
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Milk Thistle (milk thistle) is often used to treat liver function test abnormal. Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Milk thistle is used in:
- Metformin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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