Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Herbals and surgery

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons should make it a "standard practice to ask patients specifically about herbals and other alternative remedies when planning surgery and anesthetic care," according to an American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) advisory issued Sept. 9. "Herbals of particular concern to OMSs include those that can cause drowsiness, excessive bleeding, cardiovascular problems or that interfere with other drugs," notes Pamela Alberto, DMD. "Garlic, ginseng, ginger, chamomile and ginkgo, among others, can cause bleeding after surgery," while valerian and kava may interact dangerously with sedatives. Patients should note natural substances when telling doctors about substances they are taking, AAOMS recommends...
Advertisement
Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

PS097299

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel