Fatal seizures due to potential herb-drug interactions with Ginkgo biloba.

  title={Fatal seizures due to potential herb-drug interactions with Ginkgo biloba.},
  author={T. Kupiec and V. Raj},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  volume={29 7},
  • T. Kupiec, V. Raj
  • Published 2005
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of analytical toxicology
  • Alternative therapy including herbal drugs and complementary medicine is becoming increasingly popular. However, the rise in the incidence of herb-drug interactions is causing concern, especially in the absence of warning labels addressing potential adverse effects. We present the case of a 55-year-old male who suffered a fatal breakthrough seizure, with no evidence of non-compliance with his anticonvulsant medications. The autopsy report revealed subtherapeutic serum levels for both… CONTINUE READING
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