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Author Dasgupta, Amitava, 1958-
Title Effects of herbal supplements in medicine / Amitava Dasgupta.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2011]

Series Patient safety ; v. 2
Patient safety ; v. 2.
Subject Materia medica, Vegetable.
Clinical chemistry.
Dietary supplements -- Side effects.
Clinical Chemistry Tests.
Dietary Supplements -- adverse effects.
Plant Preparations -- adverse effects.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 122 pages) : illustrations.
Contents Commonly used herbal supplements -- Abnormal liver function tests due to use of herbal supplements -- Kelp and thyroid panel -- Interferences in digoxin immunoassays by various herbal supplements -- Interaction of St. John's wort with various drugs -- Which herbs to avoid with warfarin therapy? -- Interaction of ginseng, ginkgo, garlic, and ginger supplements with various drugs -- Interaction of various fruit juices with drugs -- Heavy metal toxicity due to use of Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines -- Unexpected laboratory test results due to contamination of herbal supplements with western drugs -- Moderately toxic and dangerous herbs.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Herbal supplements are available without prescription in many countries throughout the world. Contrary to the popular belief that herbal remedies are safe and effective, many herbal supplements have known toxicity and can interact with many Western drugs causing increased clearance of such drugs and hence treatment failure. This monograph would provide information on how herbal supplements affect laboratory test results thus patient's safety. It is a comprehensive and concise guide for laboratory professionals, physicians and other health care professionals. --Book Jacket.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9783110245622 (electronic bk.)
3110245620 (electronic bk.)
9781523100453 (electronic bk.)
1523100451 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613165978
OCLC # 753969134
Additional Format Print version: Dasgupta, Amitava, 1958- Effects of herbal supplements in medicine. Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2011 9783110245615 (DLC) 2011002653 (OCoLC)682881885