Day: October 23, 2020

Study: Taking Herbs and Medication Dangerous

Those suffering from any sort of malady may have consulted both prescription medication and pursued natural herbal treatments as well. A press release from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, announced today that taking both prescription medication and herbal supplements at the same time can have adverse consequences. This study has been published in the July 2007 version of The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

A literature review and comprehensive survey of 132 pharmacists revealed that 47% of the pharmacists surveyed had come in contact with an individual who had experience an adverse event by taking an herbal supplement. However, only 1.5% of these pharmacists reported those negative side effects to authorities. By contrast, 19% of adverse side effects resulting from the use of prescription or non-prescription medications were reported to authorities.

The study asserts that adverse herbal consequences are either not being reported or are being drastically underreported. A doctor …