Recognition and Prevention of Herb-Drug Interaction

 Reasonably enough, patients want to know about compatibility and possible interactions when taking herbs and prescription drugs simultaneously. Such specific questions, unfortunately, are often difficult (if not impossible) to answer. There are very few studies published in English to document the safety and effectiveness of combining herbs with prescription drugs. However, with some general insights in pharmacology, one can foresee possible interactions and thus take precautions to avoid incompatibilities.