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I have neuropathy because of a kidney transplant (taking

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i have neuropathy because of a kidney transplant (taking tacrolimus 3mg/day, mycophenolate 250 mg/ 4day pregabalin 200mg/ 2 day do you think glucoscript would help me thank you jim
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

there is no evidence that this product would help with your neuropathy.

You would essentially be doing an experiment.

Make sure your kidney doctor screens and approves the ingredients, they are mostly vitamins, but also some herbs.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Gluco Script has holy basil, bilberry, vitamin E and some other vitamins as ingredients.

Bilberry, holy basil, vitamin E also increase the risk of bleeding as they slow the blodo clotting.

Also these ingredients can antagonize the mycophentolate and tacrolimus by their immune stimulating action.

Hence, this supplement may increase the risk of kidney transplant rejection.

Better avoided.

Peripheral neuropathy related symptoms can be effectively treatment with Pregabalin or Lyrica.

Alpha lipoic acid supplements may be considered after discussing ith your doctor.

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

There are no studies demonstrating what effects these ingredients have with the medications you are on to any definitive degree. I have searched the medical data base.

As I said, you would be experimenting on your self.

I do not recommend this.

There is more you can do about neuropathy besides medications however.

Alpha lipoic acid is not fool proof and there is not good data that it will help, yet.

IN my practice [I am board certified in this area] it helps less than 50% of patients unless combined with other ingredients. Again. your nephrologist will have to be in charge of this.

If you would like the protocols for this, let me know: Dr. Thomas, a double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine: by the appropraite US agencies.

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