This one is a tough one! This is a chart you just need to know by heart. You can’t take calcium-channel blockers with grapefruit juice. You can’t take NSAIDs with ginkgo. Isn’t it crazy when grapefruit juice seems so harmless?
Many patients want to look for herbs or a natural way to soothe their symptoms or their conditions. This isn’t wrong. Sometimes there just isn’t just one way to handle symptoms. However, it is essential to know the steps patients take in order to make sure there are no collision and future damage.
Natural substances does not mean that it is a safe substance when taking it alongside certain drugs.
This is why it is SO essential to know whether or not the patient is taking herbs when collecting the patient’s data.