Alternative Medicine/Supplements


Hi Eric

Let me start off by saying I'm taking 20mg Prevastatin for my cholesterol (it's at 190) and 120mg Diltiazem/Cardizem for my slightly elevated blood pressure. Which, because of these meds, is very normal (117-75 on the average).

Now, as far as supplements. My liver enzymes are high so I put myself on Liver Care and my blood sugar is high and I'm taking the Nopal. I'm attaching a pic of all the supplements I'm on and how many each day I'm taking. I'm 52 and feeling great, so there's no interactions or side effects yet, but I also want to start taking this INSTEAD of the generic Allegra for my allergies:

and this instead of the Bioflavonoids:

Am I going crazy with all these supplements? I mean I need each one for each of my "conditions" but in a few months when I go back for a blood test, if my liver enzymes and blood sugar aren't lower, then I might as well stop taking those. What do you think? Any input is greatly appreciated!!!!

Hi Ed,
There are no well doumented interactions with these supplements and the medications you take. All I could find is to avoid Noppal if you take other medications for diabetes and avoid  Quercetin if you take Digoxin, and avoid Bromelain if you take anticoagulants.
Thank you for using Allexperts.
Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm

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