Ideas for handling liver fluke medication food requirement
March 21, 2014 12:37 AM Subscribe
I have a friend who has been diagnosed with liver flukes; the protocol for medication she is taking (twice per day) suggests that the medication is made optimal if accompanied by the ingestion of 40grams of fat. Yes, that's 40 grams of fat, twice per day, at two sittings. Having to ingest this much fat at one sitting is making her nauseous. She has tried various mixes of healthy vegetable fats mixed into salads but she's pretty miserable. She has a rather sensitive stomach; she also had her gallbladder removed some years ago. She is supposed to take the medication for a few more weeks.
posted by Vibrissae to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I suggested she take a little vinegar or wine, but she can't consume either one (allergies). I also suggested bile tablets, because her gall bladder is missing.
Does anyone have other ideas on how to make the consumption of that much fat palatable for someone who is sensitive to it? Is there a way to make temporarily high consumption of fat made necessary by medical protocol more palatable for someone who is sensitive to high fat ingestion/consumption?