Topic: maitake mushroom and gemzar / xeloda combination

is it ok to take these tablets while on this chemo. wont be with mum to ask the oncologist.

Re: maitake mushroom and gemzar / xeloda combination

Coleen,

It's very difficult to find a knowledgeable authority on mixing herbal/mushroom therapies with western medicine drugs.   Few oncologists have this experience although a good naturopath may be able to help.

I have been taking a pharmaceutical grade mushroom extract  that I import from Japan with Xeloda for almost 8 months with good success but this should not be interpreted as an endorsement for what your Mom will do.

-Peter

Re: maitake mushroom and gemzar / xeloda combination

asked doctor today and they have never heard of them.... have to bring in the packet when it arrives to rule out any potential interference with chemo.
thanks peter, this site is a godsend