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    Adverse effects associated with herbal medicine.

    Authors

    Pinn G 

    Source

    Aust Fam Physician 2001 Nov; 30(11) :1070-5.

    Abstract

    Medical journals are now publishing case reports of adverse reactions to herbal therapy. With increasing use, and more importantly, increasing awareness of potential hazardous effects, these reports are liable to increase in frequency. It is also increasingly realised that herbs and drugs can interact in the same way that drug/drug interactions occur. This is particularly hazardous for the patient if the treating doctor is not aware of the herbal prescription. This article reviews the published material and highlights areas of major concern. Most of the serious adverse events reported relate to problems of product quality or adulteration.

    Mesh

    Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
    Drug Compounding
    Drug Contamination
    Drug Hypersensitivity
    Drug Interactions
    Drug Overdose
    Drug Storage
    Humans
    Medication Errors
    Phytotherapy
    Plant Preparations
    Reference Standards

    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article Review

    PubMed ID

    11759460

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