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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

Trend of Milk Thistle, Metformin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (8629104)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)24
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
Diarrhoea13
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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Loss Of Hair2
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
Diarrhea1
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 allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Milk Thistle0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Metformin0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Hepatitis c
  3. Hypertension
  4. Acute myeloid leukaemia
  5. Hepatic cirrhosis

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Spironolactone
  3. Nexavar
  4. Silymarin
  5. Furosemide

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

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

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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