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Review: taking Milk Thistle and Metformin together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Milk Thistle and Metformin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Milk Thistle and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 59 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Milk thistle has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is often used in fatty liver. (latest outcomes from 566 Milk thistle users)

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 59 people who take Milk Thistle, Metformin are studied

Milk Thistle, Metformin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Milk Thistle (milk thistle)
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/a
Metformin is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Milk Thistle is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Metformin is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Metformin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ThrombocytopeniaHypoacusisHypoacusisn/aSepsisMetastases To Central Nervous Systemn/aNausea
Muscular WeaknessTinnitusDeafnessLoss Of HairMuscular WeaknessTonsillitis
Metastases To Central Nervous SystemEar DiscomfortEar DiscomfortDiarrheaThrombocytopeniaAsthenia
DiplopiaDeafness NeurosensoryDeafness NeurosensoryDiplopiaAnaemia
Cerebral HaemorrhageDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessTinnitusCerebral HaemorrhageAbdominal Tenderness
DeafnessDiarrheaFebrile Neutropenia
Cerebrovascular AccidentLoss Of HairPruritus
Tinnitus AggravatedFatigue
Thrombocytopenia
Dysphonia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaFebrile Neutropenia
FlushingTonsillitis
DiarrhoeaAbdominal Tenderness
FatigueOdynophagia
AstheniaThrombocytopenia
PruritusDysphonia
SyncopeCerebral Haemorrhage
HypotensionDecreased Appetite
EpistaxisHaemoglobin Decreased
InsomniaAnaemia

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/aThyroid CancerInsomniaFatigueTonsillitis
NauseaPruritusAbdominal Tenderness
AstheniaNauseaFebrile Neutropenia
EpistaxisDehydrationDysphonia
FatigueSomnolenceAnaemia
PruritusDiarrhoeaOdynophagia
FlushingHypotensionThrombocytopenia
UrticariaLiver DisorderAsthenia
Sense Of OppressionTachycardiaHaemoglobin Decreased
Feeling HotAbdominal DistensionCerebral Haemorrhage

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Milk Thistle (milk thistle) is often used to treat fatty liver. 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.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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