publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Concurrent administration of anticancer chemotherapy drug and herbal medicine on the perspective of pharmacokinetics

Yung-Yi Cheng; Chen-Hsi Hsieh; Tung-Hu Tsai;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
With an increasing number of cancer patients seeking an improved quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies are becoming more common ways to achieve such improvements. The potential risks of concurrent administration are serious and must be addressed. However, comprehensive evidence for the risks and benefits of combining anticancer drugs with traditional herbs is rare. Pharmacokinetic investigations are an efficient way to understand the influence of concomitant remedies. Therefore, this study aimed to collect the results of pharmacokinetic studies relating to the concurrent use of cancer chemotherapy and complementary and alternative therapies. A...
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free text keywords: Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950, Food Science, Pharmacology, Health care, business.industry, business, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Scutellaria barbata, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pharmacokinetics, Cancer, medicine.disease, Concomitant, Chemistry, Chemotherapy drug, Risks and benefits, Biochemistry, Quality of life
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Concurrent administration of anticancer chemotherapy drug and herbal medicine on the perspective of pharmacokinetics

Yung-Yi Cheng; Chen-Hsi Hsieh; Tung-Hu Tsai;