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      Hi Tricia

      I can't offer any suggestions on either of the drugs since I have not taken them. I'm currently deciding between phase II trial called daniciclib or compassionate ipilimumab. I am currently taking dietary supplements …they are very good but when on a clinical trial please be careful which ones you would be taking.  For instance, if I start ipilimumab, this is what I need to do with the supplements.

      Apple Boost – I can continue to take.

      Vitamin D3 – I can continue to take

      CoQ10: should stop (interaction that could stop effectiveness)

      Cod LIver Oil: should stop (risk to have bleeding due to lowering platelets)

      Probiotic 15-35: NO
      Tumeric Extract with bioperine: NO
      *Always check with your doctors when starting trials.
      In the meantime, while I am not on any drugs I take all of the above.
      Your mother I am sure greatly appreciates all that you do for her.  Val Stage IV
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