Herbal medication: potential for adverse interactions with analgesic drugs

@article{Abebe2002HerbalMP,
  title={Herbal medication: potential for adverse interactions with analgesic drugs},
  author={Worku Abebe},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={27}
}
  • W. Abebe
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
The use of herbal supplements in the US has increased dramatically in recent years. These products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the same scrutiny as conventional drugs. Patients who use herbal supplements often do so in conjunction with conventional drugs. This article is a review of potential adverse interactions between some of the commonly used herbal supplements and analgesic drugs. Non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), particularly aspirin… 
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