Herbal Supplements-Drug Interactions: Scientific and Regulatory Perspectives

1st Edition

Y. W. Francis Lam, Shiew-Mei Huang, Stephen D. Hall

CRC Press
Published June 7, 2006
Reference - 360 Pages - 48 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824725389 - CAT# DK2404
Series: Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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The international popularity of herbal remedies has recently outpaced quality information on the utilization and dosing of these compounds. This book fills a void in the literature by offering an authoritative overview of the mechanisms of herbal remedies and their impact on standard medications. It offers a practical approach that focuses not only on specific drug interactions, but the mechanisms behind those interactions and their clinical significance. With contributions from leading experts on the subject, this text examines the overall use of herbs, includes sections on individual herbs, and considers pertinent regulatory issues and concerns in industry.