Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 32: Herb-Drug Interactions (continued)

KEY POINTS Herbal products have pharmacologically active compounds and have potential for interactions with conventional medications. In many cases of reported interactions, the evidence is weak and contradictory The potential for interaction between herbal products and conventional products is often overlooked or ignored (Table 32-1).1 Table 32-1. Select Listing of Dietary Supplements With Potential for Interaction With Conventional Medications Dietary Supplement Potential Drug Interactions Acacia (A senegal) Impaired absorption of drugs like amoxicillin