Herbal supplement use by persons aged over 50 years in Britain: frequently used herbs, concomitant use of herbs, nutritional supplements and prescription drugs, rate of informing doctors and potential for negative interactions.

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BACKGROUND The use of herbal and nutritional supplements by older British people is increasing and despite the risks of adverse effects and negative herb-drug interactions, doctors are often not informed of their use. The number of herbal and nutritional supplements used most frequently by older people, and which particular herbal extracts are used, are… (More)

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