A review of Chinese botanical product-drug interactions

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Abstract

Many Asian communities throughout the world have used Chinese botanical products for centuries. Recently, the usage of these botanical products has also increased in Western societies. Although the use of Chinese botanical products is on the rise, the potential and significance of interaction with Western drugs is not widely recognized and well characterized. While there are very few adequate, well-controlled clinical studies designed to investigate the potential for interaction between Chinese botanical products and drugs, in the English literature, there are examples of documented interaction between commonly used Chinese botanical products and currently available Western drugs, and these case reports will be reviewed in this chapter. In addition, issues that are more pertinent to the evaluation of the importance and clinical relevance of Chinese botanical product-drug interactions will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHerbal Supplements-Drug Interactions
Subtitle of host publicationScientific and Regulatory Perspectives
PublisherCRC Press
Pages123-146
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780849355530
ISBN (Print)9780824725389
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Lam, Y. F., & Ou, M. (2006). A review of Chinese botanical product-drug interactions. In Herbal Supplements-Drug Interactions: Scientific and Regulatory Perspectives (pp. 123-146). CRC Press.