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Herbal Drugs Medication
Safer, but. . .: Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition. ...Read more
Internet Sites: Herbs. Com- herbalremedies. Com- herbalmedicine at medlineplus-holisticonline. Com. ...Read more
Is there any books or websites, we can find the drugs or medicines derived from natural or herbal sources?
There are hundreds or thousands of books ; websites on natural medicine. Among the best books are the encyclopedia of natural medicine by michael murray nd, encyclopedia of herbal medicine by andrew chevallier ; medical herbalism by david hoffman. For websites see http://www. Anniesremedy. Com/chart. Php ; http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine. Html
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Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more
None proven: Saw palmetto may make you feel better but has not been showed to shrink the prostate. The group of medical drugs called 5-alpha-reuductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) are medically proven to shrink the prostate. ...Read more
No: If you have active tuberculosis please don't put yourself or others at risk. It is imperative that you strictly follow medical treatment protocol. ...Read more
There are now several online databases that include herbs when checking for drug interactions. However, not all possible interactions are known. A good place to start is http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/drug-information/drugherbindex
another useful resource is http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html which, while more focused on drug-drug interactions includes many herbs in its database. ...Read more
How to make multiple superficial face ulcers heals face, what are the best drugs for this situation and does mebo herbal ointment worth for that? Thanks
Be careful: Most mds choose to use pharmaceutical drugs knowing these agents have been tested & their side-effects, interactions and benefits recorded. They also know the source of the drug & can rely on its purity & dosage. This is often less true with herbal remedies; that's why physicians are wary of them. Use the same degree of objective scrutiny with herbs as you do with standard drugs before deciding. ...Read more
R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs won't prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis. Only drug
Not exactly but: M.E. Is a diagnosis of exclusion. My experience is that most with it actually have chronic lyme with co-infections (but drugs are of limited help for that). Also, many are hypothyroid- even if their TSH is "normal" so thyroid hormone can help quite a bit. Many have intestinal parasites- not always easily diagnosed- many drugs can help these, but so can natural things like papaya seeds. See comment:. ...Read more
Work overloaded not sleeping well wife took me to ER vs my gp they gave me lorazapam. Why would they prescibe such a potent drug vs a herbal etc.
Family Medicine: This is the very reason so many in medicine are frustrated today. There was nothing in your history that required an emergency room. Your history is exactly why one has a family doctor. You need to have a relationship with your physician. They get to know you best. They can offer you options for treating your problems. Always start with your family doctor. I think you should get to them soon. ...Read more
Can you rec some vitamins and herbal supplements or OTC drugs that can help kick heroine addiction?
There aren't any: The chances of an individual kicking on one's own is very, very low. Opioid withdrawal results in widespread pain, chills, aches/pains, diarrhea and vomiting, as well as anxiety and insomnia. It is usually too severe by day 2-3 for people to stand it, and they use again. Some meds can help a little (tylenol, motrin, pepto bismol) but real help means a doctor helping you. Please get into treatment. ...Read more
My daughter 27 years of age taking myclonic epilepsy drugs for last 17 years but no improvement kindly tell me some herbal treatment?
Sorry, no such Rx: There are no "herbal" or otc agents which work for what seems possibly to be juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Not clear why she is not responding, but the best drugs are Depakote and keppra (levetiracetam). However, could also consider vagal nerve stimulator implantation. Suggest you get consultation from an epileptologist at a nearby medical school. ...Read more
I went to a pharmacy to get treated of gonorrhea and the pharmacist directed me to go for herbal treatment rather. That thr is no good drugs for it?
In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics.
If a pharmacist sent you to the herbal section rather than referring you to be tested by a physician or clinic, then they ought to be reported. That is horrifying to me. I do hope you misunderstood. ...Read more
I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and I even bought q-carbo herbal clean, I don't know if this works or not.
Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more
Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety
Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more
Herbs as been used medicinally for thousands of years and modern research confirms they have powerful healing properties. Some of the herbs I recommend most often are ashwagandha, holy basil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, aloe, rhodiola, pelargonium sidoides, frankincense, milk thistle and saw palmetto. See
http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art00469/herbal-botanical-medicine-dr-weils-wellness-therapies. Html. ...Read more
Hmmmm. . . .: It depends on where you ask, who's using them, and for what purpose. But I think st. John's wort would have to be on the list; black cohosh; gingko; echinacea; and either saw palmetto or milk thistle. Am I close? :-). ...Read more
Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single
component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability in potency and purity. ...Read more
I've been trying to loss weight now for 5yrs I've tried everything from gym, medication, herbal, teas... Ect nothing seems to work. Help!
Nutrition & exercise: First, go see your family doc. Make sure your thyroid is normal. In fact, make sure you're otherwise healthy. Then focus on nutrition (and exercise). Not sure what medications you've tried in australia but no studies show herbs & teas to be useful in weight loss. Healthy nutrition eg mediterranean diet or something similar in reasonable serving sizes is key along w/regular exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Some teas can: Weaken the effects of certain medications. Depends on the specific tea and the specific medication. ...Read more
Many herbs can help:
Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic,
polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read more
Not really: Most herbals are mild versions of the perscription treatment. Herbals are not regulated. Contrary to common beliefs herbals do have side effects and can interact with other meds. Make sure you tell your doctor if your on an herbal. I know it sounds better to most of us to be on an herbal rather than a perscription but would you eat mold for your strep throat or use penicillin? ...Read more
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