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"is it ok to take biotin, caffeine, and green tea pills together?"
i was wondering if it was ok to take these pills together
Thank you for this interesting question. In order to provide an accurate recommendation regarding the safety of this combination, a doctor would need to review the full details of your medical history and also perform a thorough physical exam. Only after collecting this information would it be possible to make a recommendation. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician to discuss these supplements. Over the counter supplements are not subject to the same scrutiny and testing as prescription medications. A recent study found that many supplements do not contain the substances they claim. There are several cases of people developing severe issues, such as liver failure, and even death due to over the counter supplements. You will need to discuss these supplements with a primary care physician. Caffeine and green tea supplements could pose particular risk to you if you suffer from an arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, or prior heart attack. In some cases, these could even be life threatening. Additionally, the supplements you list could cause dangerous interactions with your other medications. Depending on these medications, these interactions could also be life threatening. Therefore, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician to discuss these issues.
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