Is there any liver tonic available in India?
Q: I am a 48 years old man who had alcoholic hepatitis. I have recently finished a course of Hepa Merz (ornithine and aspartate). My liver function test (LFT) is normal. Now I need a liver tonic with following ingredients: glutamine, glycine, taurine, vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, inositol, lecithin, zinc, St Mary's thistle, cruciferous vegetables and green tea. Livatone plus has all the above but is not available in India. Please advise from where can I get the tonic/similar tonic?
A:There is nothing called as a liver tonic. Claims by commercial producers of so-called tonics for liver are unsubstantiated and unproven. You can continue to take Hepa Merz in reduced dose, say one tablet twice daily after meals for another four weeks or so. Subsequently no medication will be needed provided you avoid all alcoholic drinks for the rest of your life.