Hierbas y sumplementos dieteticos: interacciones en pacientes cronicos


Los suplementos dieteticos son mas que comunes en la dieta de las personas que nos visitan en la consulta, ya hemos hecho referencia oportunamente a los efectos adversos del Herbalife, pero que hay de otros? Un articulo de la ultima edicion de Family Physician parece haberse preocupado tambien por el tema:

Herbal and Dietary Supplement—Drug Interactions in Patients with Chronic Illness
PAULA GARDINER, MD, MPH; RUSSELL PHILLIPS, MD; AND ALLEN F. SHAGHNESSY, PHARMD
Herbs and other dietary supplements may alter the actions of prescription and nonprescription drugs. Harmful effects are most pronounced with anticoagulants, cardiovascular medications, oral hypoglycemics, and antiretrovirals. Physicians should routinely ask patients about their use of dietary supplements and provide information about the safety and effectiveness of these products.

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