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Flashcards in Herbal Agents Deck (10):
1

Ginger root- precautions

Increases bleeding

2

Ginseng root- precautions

Increases bleeding

3

Gingko Biloba - precautions

Taken for memory and concentration

Increases bleeding

Increases blood pressure

4

If Herbal agent starts with a G

Increases risk of bleeding

5

Garlic - precautions

Increases risk of bleeding

6

St John's Wort - what is it used for?

Improve depression

7

St John's Wort - precautions

Increases risk of clotting

MANY drug interactions
Serotonin syndrome
Decrease oral contraception
Increase effects of narcotics

8

Evening Primrose

Premenstrual and menopausal discomfort

Increase blood glucose

9

Black Cohosh

Increase risk of bleedign

10

Kava Kava

Hypertension
Liver damage - alcohol worsens