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Colidal Silver

I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 40 years and on Methotrexate and about to go on Remicade (infliximab) after being on Cimzia for 6 months which gave me sarcoidosis and chest infections. Very nervous about going on Remicade, but was wondering if anyone has used Colidal Silver as well and is it alright to use with these medications.

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Hi

Some interactions.

Antibiotics (Quinolone antibiotics) interacts with COLLOIDAL SILVER

Colloidal silver might decrease how much antibiotic the body absorbs. Taking colloidal silver along with antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics.

Some antibiotics that might interact with colloidal silver include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and grepafloxacin (Raxar).

Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with COLLOIDAL SILVER

Colloidal silver might decrease how much tetracycline antibiotics the body can absorb. Taking colloidal silver with tetracycline antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of tetracycline antibiotics. To avoid this interaction take colloidal silver two hours before or four hours after taking tetracyclines.

Some tetracyclines include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).

Levothyroxine interacts with COLLOIDAL SILVER

Colloidal silver might decrease how much levothyroxine the body absorbs. Taking levothyroxine along with colloidal silver might decrease the effectiveness of thyroxine.

Penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen) interacts with COLLOIDAL SILVER

Penicillamine is used for Wilson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Colloidal silver might decrease how much penicillamine your body absorbs and decrease the effectiveness of penicillamine.

Further reading.

webmd.com/vitamins-suppleme...

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Hi Sartrev

Like you I have a (perhaps unjustified) fear of antibiotics and I take colloidal silver when I feel I have an infection coming on. I believe it helps stop the infection taking hold (or maybe I've just been lucky).

However I've managed to avoid antibiotics for some time, so I couldn't comment on its interaction with them.

Having just googled 'colloidal silver and antibiotics', there were various websites which said colloidal silver enhanced the effectiveness of certain antibiotics.

You need to research and check silver's effect on your own medication.

😊

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