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Instant Guide to Drug-Herb Interactions (DK Natural Health) Paperback – Jun 2001


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing (Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789471507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789471505
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,818,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The rules of the medical game... 8 May 2001
By Rebecca of Amazon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you want to treat yourself with herbs, but still want to be able to see your regular doctor and take prescriptions or even just take aspirin...then read this book to take the safest approach.

When you take both drugs and herbs, there are two rules of thumb. One, don't mix medicines and supplements that have opposing actions. And two, don't take them if they have similar actions. Until now, this could be a confusing problem to solve. Which drugs can you take with which herbs and which ones could be dangerous when taken together?

This is truly an "instant guide." It features 150 of the most common drugs and they are organized by generic names. The herbs you should avoid are highlighted and there is an explanation of why a contraindication could occur. The common brand names are also listed and to find out what their generic name is, you just look in the index.

There is plenty of good advice as well to help you maintain better health. When discussing Tetracycline, they say not to mix it with goldenseal or Oregon grape because they could interfere with the absorption of the tetracycline. They also suggest taking a mixture of lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacterium, bifidum and saccharomyces boulardii to help your good bacteria in your system.

So, say you are about to take Advil and you are taking herbs. What do you do? Well, nothing because they say there are no known herbal interactions. Well, that could save you a headache for sure! They do say not to mix alcohol with ibuprofen as ibuprofen can irritate your stomach already and this could make it worse.

This book is small enough to keep with your herbal remedies and you will find it to be very useful. I have already learned so much and this book could save your life.

~The Rebecca Review
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