Hi there, i've heard that these can help with weight loss. has anyone tried them? or anyone with any reactions to their medications? I'm on hydroxochloroquine, azathioprine, warfarin and prednisilone. Thanks
hi, i do know that caffeine can have an adverse affect to some people with auto-immune diseases, but that is all i really know about the green tea supplements. i do have a friend that used them for weight loss, but in conjunction with exercise. she did say they increased her weight loss by about 2 pounds per month if i remember correctly.
oh and here is what i found online about drug interactions:
DRUG INTERACTIONS Adenosine: The caffeine content in green tea may inhibit the hemodynamic effects of adenosine (12). Anticoagulants / Antiplatelets: Theoretically, consumption of large amounts of green tea (.5–1 gallon/day) may provide enough vitamin K to antagonize the effects of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, though this effect has not been reported in humans (7) (20). Atropine: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the absorption of atropine. Iron supplements: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the bioavailability of iron. Green tea should be taken either 2 hours before or 4 hours following iron administration. Codeine: The tannin content in green tea may reduce the absorption of codeine
So you want to lose some weight! I think many of us can sympathise.
When I enquired at St. Thomas's I was told to use a GI (Glycaemic Index) diet similar to a Diabetic diet. This was from Dr. D'Cruz and is suitable for people on steroids. I feel comfortable recommending that given where it came from. I enlisted the help of a local Dietician too. She was very nice. Unfortunately due to illness, a death in the family at that time etc. I did not really make progress. I have phoned about going back though.
I don't really know about Green Tea etc. my own thought is that these things are often expensive.