We hope the following lists of reported or suspected herb and supplement-drug interactions will help give you a better understanding of when you can or cannot take certain herbs and drugs together and why. This list is by no means exhaustive or complete. In the listing of interactions by category of drug we sometimes give examples of drugs found in certain categories. There may be quite a number of different drugs in these categories, but we have only listed some of the more familiar ones. So if you don’t find certain drugs in the examples we have given it doesn’t mean they are not included in that particular category. As information on herb/supplement-drug interactions continues to be published we will endeavor to update it.
The herb-drug interactions have been classified in two ways: 1) Category of Drug and 2) Herb or Supplement . Both sections are listed alphabetically.
Key to references consulted for herb-drug and supplement-drug interactions cited below unless otherwise specified :
You guys, I am worried about Evan Dando. We all know Evan Dando, right? He is the lead singer of 90s indie band the Lemonheads, and also my pretend boyfriend. He has, for a great many years, held the number one spot on my list. What list, you say? You know, the list: the one you make in your head of the celebrities who, if they one day showed up at your front door and were all "you and me, baby, how about it?", would cause your partner just to look at you, shrug, and say "Eh, go ahead, I guess. He's on the list."
One of the unexpected events that followed the release of this book was the anger and outrage it spawned. I received a large volume of hate mail, filled with threats and animosity, from psychotherapists. Rather than disagreement or discourse, these mental health professionals were protective of their favored theories and outraged that anyone should disagree with their belief systems. This level of bias is unfortunately common enough that it is one of the primary reasons people do not receive objective diagnoses and effective treatments. By the way, since 1987 it seems that the number of abductions has declined significantly.