Nine Drugs and Ten Herbs to Worry About

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We may not be able to predict all drug-herb interactions, but we can determine potentials for interactions This seminar examines how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of basic pharmacology, including the ADME scheme (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and the therapeutic index, form the foundation of this understanding. The participant will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions and the ability to determine which are important, which aren’t, and which may be in the future. Both the nine drugs and ten herbs most prone to drug-herb interactions will be discussed. These drugs and herbs are based on an evidence based approach. and discusses the practical application of the ADME scheme and therapeutic index.

Course Goals

A participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of how drugs and herbs interact
  2. Identify the most common pharmacological reasons drugs and herbs interact
  3. Create protocols to avoid interactions
  4. Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising from interactions