Nine Drugs and Ten Herbs to Worry About Live 2-14-21 1pm

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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.

This course will be presented on February 14, 2021, from 1-4pm via live webinar.

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

This is live California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a safety PDA. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 3 hours of continuing education and PDAs. For further information, please contact Dr. Greg Sperber, CAB CEU Provider #1349, NCCAOM PDA Provider #166669, at DrGreg@integrativemedicinecouncil.org or (619) 881-0029.

Refund Policy: A refund request can be made up to seven days before the scheduled webinar and a full refund will be offered. Within a week of the seminar, cancellations will refund half the cost of the webinar.


Aug. 4, 2019, Nov. 30, 2019

13 reviews for Nine Drugs and Ten Herbs to Worry About Live 2-14-21 1pm

  1. William P.

    fantastic course, will really help you in deciding on a treatment plan.

  2. Christina

    Because I went to school soooo long ago, I felt like I needed a little bit more review of the “basics”

  3. Patricia

    Was very interesting. Definitely understand why they interact now. Had a teacher who said “never to worry about interactions because herbs and drugs use two different mechanisms and never cross paths”. Glad I took the course. Although I don’t really feel any more confident about prescribing herbs to clients already on meds.

  4. Ruth

    The instructor chose as his top 10 drugs the most dangerous drugs, not the most widely used. In fact, two of the drugs he listed he said aren’t used much at all anymore. It would be helpful to me to better understand the drugs that I see all the time: levothyroxine, synthroid, gabapentin, metformin, oxycodone, various muscle relaxers, trazadone, etc. And given the wide use of cannabis-based products (both CBD and THC) it would be useful to get some insight on how those can be safely used and what dangers may be out there.

  5. Claudia

    There was a lot of information put into the two hours. I’m glad that I will have this as a resource

  6. Kimberly

    It was very in depth and at some times past the necessary scope of knowledge required

  7. julie

    Thank you for the clear and simple explanation of “ADME”, “TI” and the various levels of studies (ie., level C vs D, etc.).

  8. Mayu

    Lots of knowledges of herbs and drugs! Nice handouts so I can pre-study and review.

  9. Will


  10. Laurel

    The course itself was very great, good information and well researched.

  11. Laura

    Thanks, there is a lot in this topic but overall well presented.

  12. William

    In this area that usually mystifying for most of us. Dr.Greg provides an easy to follow guide. Your voice is clear and content is very interesting

  13. Michael

    Excellent short course

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