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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 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 (what 552 Milk Thistle users reported?) has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is used in liver function test abnormal.

Metformin (what 100,768 Metformin users reported?) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is used in type 2 diabetes.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 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

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

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)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

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 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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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

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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.

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