Herbal and dietary supplement--drug interactions in patients with chronic illnesses.

  title={Herbal and dietary supplement--drug interactions in patients with chronic illnesses.},
  author={Paula M. Gardiner and Russell Phillips and Allen F. Shaughnessy},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={77 1},
Herbs, vitamins, and other dietary supplements may augment or antagonize the actions of prescription and nonprescription drugs. St. John's wort is the supplement that has the most documented interactions with drugs. As with many drug-drug interactions, the information for many dietary supplements is deficient and sometimes supported only by case reports. Deleterious effects are most pronounced with anticoagulants, cardiovascular medications, oral hypoglycemics, and antiretrovirals. Case reports… CONTINUE READING


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