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ISRN Pharmacology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 659478, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/659478
Review Article

Interaction of Herbs and Glibenclamide: A Review

Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Grace College of Pharmacy, Kerala, Palakkad 678004, India

Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 30 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Fernandez-Guasti and F. J. Miranda

Copyright © 2012 Amita Rai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Herbs and herbal products are considered to be safer and people mix it often with the oral hypoglycemic agent in diabetes therapy. But numerous reports say that every combination of herbs and drugs is not safe. Some combinations may be beneficial and some may be harmful also. So before taking any herbal remedies with oral hypoglycemic agent, patient should consult physician. In this paper we are summarizing the reports available on the interaction of herbal remedies to one of the oral hypoglycemic agents (glibenclamide) and categorizing the effect of the combination is beneficial and harmful.