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5 Matching questions

  1. Glucosamine sulfate
  2. Aloe (Aloe vera or Aloe barbadenis) Side Effects
  3. Clove Oil
  4. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
  5. St. John's Wort Drug Interactions
  1. a Dementia, intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial insufficiency, sexual dysfunction
  2. b Will produce exaggerated effects:

    Antidepressants (SSRI's, TCA's or MAOI's)
    Some opioids (tramadol, meperidine, dextromethorphan)
    Amphetamine, cocaine
    MDMA (ecstacy), LSD, psilocybin
    Triptans (migraine)
  3. c Use: topically for dental pain
    -Shown to have similar efficacy to benzocaine
    -Dip a cotton swab in the clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of the tooth
    -Avoid tongue due to unpleasant taste
    -Also used for flavoring, cough, sore throat, skin infections (acne, warts, scars)
  4. d osteoarthritis, often in combo with chrondroitin
  5. e Aloe LATEX or "drug aloe" comes from the glands in the leaf surface and has strong laxative properties, leading to side effects including severe abdominal cramping and fluid loss and is not recommended.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. headache, excitability, cardiac disturbanes, fatigue, blurry vision, grogginess

    Due to CNS depression, do not use with general anesthetics, benzodiazepines, non-benzo sedatives, barbiturates, opioids
  2. Feverfew
    Horse Chestnut
  3. Hypersensitivity especially in people with severe allergies or allergic to daisies, including ragweed. Do not use in patients taking immunosuppressants or with auto-immune dx, HIV, TB
  4. anxiety, improve sleep
    (Don't mix with things that will cause CNS depression)
  5. menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, induce labor

5 True/False questions

  1. Glucosamine sulfate Side Effectsvery few, mostly GI


  2. Dental Related Herbal RemidiesClove oil
    Licorice root extract
    Evening primrose oil
    Coenzyme Q10


  3. Licorice root extract Side EffectsMay reduce growth of canker sores


  4. Herds Important to Dental Surgery: SedativesDiscontinue before anesthesia:
    Clove oil
    Passion Flower
    Valerian Root


  5. Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)-Periodontitis: weak evidence
    -Eczema: modest benefits
    -Cardiovascular: limited data appears supportive
    -PMS: no likely effect
    -Menopause: no effect
    -Peripheral Neuropathy: benefited patients with well-controlled diabetes