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Hepatitis C

will a B multiviamin, zyrtec, or melatonin be harmful to a hep C person?
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Not knowing anything about the condition of your liver's health all I can suggest is you might be best off keeping with a multivitamin w/o iron.
Not sure about the others.
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Anyone with Hepatitis C should ALWAYS check with their hepatologist before taking any kind of dietary supplement or OTC. That said, I will add that I take a multivitamin without iron, vitamin D, fish oil capsules, biotin, and melatonin, and my hepatologist has approved all of those for me.. I've never needed or asked about zyrtec. I have Hepatitis C and cirrhosis, and am currently nearing the 42nd week on triple tx with Incivek. As they say though, results may vary, so ask your own doctor.
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I have taken all three during treatment with my Dr.s OK and with no problems, but as others said we don't know your health status. Always talk with your Dr before starting any supplement or otc drug. I, like ceanothus, besides zyrtec and melatonin, take several supplements, B complex with extra B12, vitamin'd D3 and E, folic acid, SAMe, fish oil, and bee pollen.
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It's of my opinion to never self diagnosis or self medicate.  Gain information and opinion yes, but then present it to your doctor, then let him decide!  Focus on a good healthy food regime.  Good Luck!
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I value your opinion, but I believe there is a place for some supplements and many are very useful. I advised the poster to always talk to Dr before starting any otc/supplements. The supplements I started to take before diagnosis and treatment were due to being fatigued (probably from the HCV) and not eating a lot of red meat, the other supplements I decided to present to my Dr. after researching which supplements may enhance chance of UND and SVR and reduce or possibly thwart some side effects. All supplements were presented to my Dr, and he did approve all of them. I do eat a very healthy organic, whole food, high fiber, good fat diet, no to very little proccessed foods, and I almost always have.
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