Effects of Herbal Supplements on Clinical Laboratory Test Results [E-Book].
Dasgupta, Amitava
Berlin : De Gruyter
1 online resource (XI, 124 S.) Ill. 170 x 240 mm
Patient Safety ; 2
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Biographical note: Amitava Dasgupta, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, USA.
Main description: 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.