Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • February 1, 2002
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    A randomized controlled trial shows that the herbal agent butterbur has beneficial effects in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis—comparable in fact to the antihistamine cetirizine (...

  • January 1, 2002
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    If anyone needed more proof of the need for a drug therapy expert to help patients avoid harmful drug interactions among prescription, nonprescription, and complementary and alternative...

  • December 1, 2001
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    Garlic supplements, acting through an asyet unidentified mechanism, decrease serum concentrations of saquinavir (Fortovase—Roche). The drop in blood levels is sufficient to cause treatment...

  • November 1, 2001
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    Known to be common among adult patients with cancer, complementary and alternative medicine is also frequently used in children with cancer, at least in the western part of Washington State.

  • November 1, 2001
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    Four days’ consumption of a Chinese herbal tea apparently disrupted metabolism of warfarin in a 61-year-old woman, leading to a rise in her international normalized ratio (INR) values from...

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