Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Herb-Drug Interactions: Systematic Review, Mechanisms, and Therapies


Publishing date
04 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

3Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

4The College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, USA


Herb-Drug Interactions: Systematic Review, Mechanisms, and Therapies

Description

As more herbs are used in daily life, the safety of the coadministration of herbs and Western drugs should be brought to attention. Even though the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Western medicines are well known, the corresponding knowledge of any coadministered herbal products has not been well studied due to their complex components and variable amounts of active components between products. In addition, reports on drug-drug or even herb-drug interactions focus more on pharmacokinetics than the pharmacodynamics. However, either part cannot be ignored in practice, especially for the interactions happening between a single-component Western medicine and a multicomponent herbal product. Herb-drug interactions are an essential area that needs to be addressed in the form of both high-quality scientific research as well as thorough systematic literature review. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systematic review on the herb-drug interactions of Western drugs with a narrow therapeutic index
  • Recent development in research technologies for herb-drug interaction using genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  • Mechanistic studies on herb-drug interactions
  • Clinical outcomes on herb-drug interactions, including clinical manifestations and casualty management

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 239150
  • - Editorial

Herb-Drug Interactions: Systematic Review, Mechanisms, and Therapies

Zhong Zuo | Min Huang | ... | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 505876
  • - Research Article

Analgesia Synergism of Essential Oil from Pericarp of Zanthoxylum schinifolium and Verapamil

Gao Wu | Hanbin Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 168940
  • - Review Article

Ginseng and Anticancer Drug Combination to Improve Cancer Chemotherapy: A Critical Review

Shihong Chen | Zhijun Wang | ... | Moses Sing Sum Chow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 823853
  • - Research Article

The Overlap of Dietary Supplement and Pharmaceutical Use in the MIDUS National Study

David S. Kiefer | Joe C. Chase | ... | Bruce P. Barrett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 519035
  • - Review Article

Beneficial Effects of Rikkunshito, a Japanese Kampo Medicine, on Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Anorexia in Combination with Western Drug: A Systematic Review

Sachiko Mogami | Tomohisa Hattori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 957362
  • - Review Article

Updates on the Clinical Evidenced Herb-Warfarin Interactions

Beikang Ge | Zhen Zhang | Zhong Zuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 354172
  • - Research Article

Bench to Bed Evidences for Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Interactions Involving Oseltamivir and Chinese Medicine

Qi Chang | Siukwan Wo | ... | Zhong Zuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 324618
  • - Research Article

Effect of the African Traditional Medicine, Sutherlandia frutescens, on the Bioavailability of the Antiretroviral Protease Inhibitor, Atazanavir

Adrienne C. Müller | Michael F. Skinner | Isadore Kanfer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 156574
  • - Research Article

PXR-Mediated Upregulation of CYP3A Expression by Herb Compound Praeruptorin C from Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn

Ling Huang | Qian Wu | ... | Hui-Chang Bi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 730734
  • - Research Article

Opposite Effects of Single-Dose and Multidose Administration of the Ethanol Extract of Danshen on CYP3A in Healthy Volunteers

Furong Qiu | Jian Jiang | ... | Ping Miao
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