Herbal remedies: adverse effects and drug interactions.

  title={Herbal remedies: adverse effects and drug interactions.},
  author={Melanie J Cupp},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={59 5},
A growing number of Americans are using herbal products for preventive and therapeutic purposes. The manufacturers of these products are not required to submit proof of safety and efficacy to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before marketing. For this reason, the adverse effects and drug interactions associated with herbal remedies are largely unknown. Ginkgo biloba extract, advertised as improving cognitive functioning, has been reported to cause spontaneous bleeding, and it may interact… CONTINUE READING