9 Drugs and 10 Herbs to Worry About

By Greg Sperber

This webinar examines how to approach potential drug-herb interactions. Both the nine drugs and ten herbs most prone to drug-herb interactions will be discussed.
Total CPDs: 3
Total CPDs: 3
IVAS (3), NCCAOM (3), Standard Certificate (3)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

We may not be able to predict all drug-herb interactions, but we can determine potentials for interactions. This seminar examines how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of basic pharmacology, including the ADME scheme (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and the therapeutic index, form the foundation of this understanding. The participant will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions and the ability to determine which are important, which aren’t, and which may be in the future. Both the nine drugs and ten herbs most prone to drug-herb interactions will be discussed. These drugs and herbs are based on an evidence based approach.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basics of how drugs and herbs interact
  • Identify the most common pharmacological reasons drugs and herbs interact
  • Create protocols to avoid interactions
  • Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising form interactions

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 min
15 min - 1.25 hrs
Application of pharmacology principles to predicting drug-herb interactions
1.25 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Nine drugs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine
2.25 hrs - 3 hrs
Ten herbs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine
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I really appreciate having a list of drugs and herbs that I can hold onto for reference whenever I am looking for potential herb/drug interaction red flags. This was a great introduction to basic safety considerations when deciding whether to introduce herbs to patients on these particular medications.
Catherine S. - United States of America
I found this course to be clear and concise and enlightening. I feel more confident now with prescribing herbs.
Donna B. - Canada
Was very interesting. Definitely understand why herbs and drugs interact now. Had a teacher who said "never worry about interactions because herbs and drugs use two different mechanisms and never cross paths". Glad I took the course.
Patricia L. - United States of America
I found this course interesting from start to finish. Even without a background in biochemistry, it was easy to understand and easy to follow.
Ruth W. - United States of America
Greg definitely has done his homework. Lot's of good information to share.
Gail M. - Canada
It was thorough and easy to understand.
Brian A. - United States of America
A good overall introduction to this large and important subject matter
Dwain D. - Canada
fantastic course, will really help you in deciding on a treatment plan.
William P. - Canada


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Taught by Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.
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