July is Herbal/Prescription Drug Interaction Awareness Month

Are you looking for information on interactions for prescription drugs and herbal or other dietary supplements?

The Lexicomp® database has a clinical tool, Lexi-Interact™, which analyses prescription and over-the-counter medications, natural products, food and alcohol for interactions.   Once all the medications and supplements have been entered, a summary screen provides an assigned risk rating for each interaction.

Lexicomp’s Natural Products Database contains information on the use, dosing, adverse reactions, and interactions of each herbal product, as well as a convenient chart on “Evidence-Based Herb-Drug Interactions”.

Please contact the Werner Medical Library for additional information or assistance in using Lexicomp®.

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