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Herbal Medications vs. Conventional Drugs

 
Chapter: Drug Combinations to Avoid

Even the most common herbal and vitamin supplements can have serious side effects for some patients. Blood thinners, such as the popular ginkgo biloba, and even vitamin E can be dangerous when taken with aspirin, which also acts as a blood thinner. Because this may cause a situation in which some patients' blood will have difficulty clotting, serious surgical procedures should be avoided after taking such a combination of supplements.

 

Vitamins can be dangerous as well, if you aren't careful. Vitamin C, when taken in the thousands of grams, can cause problems and weaken the efficiency of anesthesia. On the other hand, if you are taking a calming supplement, such as kava kava or St. John's wort, this can enhance the effects of the anesthesia your dentist gives you and cause problems.
 

Reviewed: January 2012