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Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions

Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies

Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, this resource is designed to help you safely and effectively integrate herbal, nutrient, and drug therapy for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or supplements may complement or interfere with a drug’s therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Additionally, drug-induced depletion of nutrients can occur. Comprehensive clinical data, quick-reference features, and the insight and expertise of trusted authorities help you gain a confident understanding of how herbal remedies and nutritional supplements interact with pharmaceuticals and develop safe, individualized treatment strategies for your patients.

Paperback, 960 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02964-3

Reviews

  • LE Magazine April 2009
    New Book Provides Definitive Guide to Supplement-Drug Interactions


    The recent release of the landmark textbook Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies provides the most detailed, complete source of information available on how commonly used herbs and nutrients interact with medications. Using these therapies together can support or interfere with a drug's action, or lead to adverse effects.


    The book is co-authored by a team of practicing health care professionals with special expertise in integrative medicine: Dr. Mitchell Stargrove, a naturopathic physician, Jonathan Treasure, an authority on medical herbalism, and Dr. Dwight L. McKee, a diplomat of the boards of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. Over 60 of the most commonly used herbs and nutrients are covered in depth.


    This collaborative effort goes beyond previous books on herb-drug-nutrient interactions in that it analyzes the source, strength, and relevance of the scientific studies, and clearly presents the information in a clinically relevant format. Special consideration is also given to how nutrients are depleted from the body by specific medications.

    Access to accurate, clinically relevant information on herb-drug and nutrient-drug interactions is vital to anyone combining therapies. Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies provides consumers with the ability to work with their doctors to confidently design safe and effective integrative treatment plans.


    -Michael J. Hall, ND


    Reference
    * Stargrove MB, Treasure J, McKee DL. Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.

    http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/apr2009_In-The-News_02.htm

     

    The Pharmaceutical Journal

    This is a useful reference book for a pharmacy and will help pharmacists involved in medicines use reviews or advising on the use of herbal products or food supplements in the context of conventional medicines to give evidence-based information to patients.

    -Pam Mason


Contents

  • Interactions Probability, Significance and Source Strength Guides

    Section I: Herbs Interacting with Drugs

    Aloe (Aloe vera)

    Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

    Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

    Cascara

    Cayenne (Capsicum)

    Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis)

    Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

    Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

    Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

    Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)

    Feverfew (Tanacetum parth.)

    Garlic (Allium sativum)

    Ginger (Zingiber off.)

    Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

    Ginseng, Chinese/Korean (Panax ginseng)

    Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

    Hawthorn (Crataegus)

    Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

    Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)

    Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

    Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum)

    Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

    Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

    Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

    St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    Turmeric/Curcumin (Curcuma longa)

    Valerian (Valeriana off.)

    Vitex/Chaste (Vitex agnus-castus)

    Section II: Nutrients Interacting with Drugs and Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions

    A. Vitamins

    Beta-Carotene

    Folic Acid

    Vitamin A / Retinol

    Vitamin B1 / Thiamine

    Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin

    Vitamin B3 / Niacin/Niacinamide

    Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid

    Vitamin D / Calciferol

    Vitamin E

    Vitamin K

    B. Minerals

    Boron

    Calcium

    Chromium

    Copper

    Iron

    Magnesium

    Potassium

    Selenium

    Zinc

    C. Amino Acids

    Arginine

    Carnitine

    Methionine

    Phenylalanine

    Tryptophan

    Tyrosine

    D. Nutriceuticals and Physiologics

    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Chondroitin Sulfate

    Coenzyme Q10

    DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

    Glucosamine sulfate

    Inositol

    Melatonin

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids (including Fish Oils: DHA and EPA)

    PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)

    Policosanol

    Probiotic Intestinal Flora and Prebiotics

    S-adenosyl Methionine (SAMe)

    Section III: Cross Indexes

    A. Drugs by Trade Names

    B. Drugs by Generic Names

    C. Drugs by Drug Classes

    Index

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