Concurrent use of prescription drugs and herbal medicinal products in older adults: a systematic review protocol

@article{Agbabiaka2016ConcurrentUO,
  title={Concurrent use of prescription drugs and herbal medicinal products in older adults: a systematic review protocol},
  author={Taofikat B Agbabiaka and Barbara Wider and Leala K. Watson and Claire Goodman},
  journal={Systematic Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-5}
}
BackgroundThere has been a global increase in the use of herbal medicinal products (HMPs). About a quarter of UK adults use HMPs, bought over the counter by self-prescription and often not disclosed to healthcare professionals. Potential herb-drug interaction is a clinical concern, with older people at greater risk because of co-morbidities and slower clearance of pharmacologically active compounds. While there is a good understanding of general herbal medicine use by older people, less is… CONTINUE READING
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