Ask an expert
Question

11 Jan 2005

SAMe & DEPRESSION
Can you take this supplement SAMe with Cilift, I read that it is very good to help with depression is this true ? I am also taking Eltroxin
Answer 344 views
Expert
CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I would very much doubt it. I have never heard of SAMe, but if it had the slightest benefit in treating Depression, you can bet I would have heard of it. Such supplements are marketed without proper research on safety, interactions or risks, and it's irresponsible of the Dept of Health to allow such marketing without exactly the same quality and quantity of scientific information as are demanded of ordinary medical drugs. Stuff is called a "supplement" to try to avoid the requirements that would arise if it was called a medicine. If a competent doctor has recommended ading Eltroxin to Cilift, I can't imagine any possible benefit from adding ANY "supplement", and there are possible potential risks, that wouldn't be worth taking the chance.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.