- Question from JanM: Are there any vitamins, herbal supplements or foods that counteract with Arimidex? I know grapefruit interfered with tamoxifen.
- Answers - Gary Deng Arimidex is in a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase is an enzyme that is closely related to drug-metabolizing P450 enzyme system in our body. We know several herbs interact with P450 enzyme, the most prominent one being St. John's wort. Therefore, people should avoid herbs that are known to interact with the P450 system.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Vitamins and Herbal Supplements featured Gary Deng, M.D., Ph.D. and moderator Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about how to safely and sensibly incorporate vitamins and supplements into your diet.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in July 2007.
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