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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

One of my prescriptions caused a drug reaction with an herbal supplement. Is my pharmacist to blame?

It seems that everyone knows one person who is taking some form of herbal supplement: ginko biloba for memory, St. John’s Wort for depression - even everyday foods can be said to boost metabolism or fight off a cold.

Unfortunately, if your pharmacist hasn’t done his research, he may not catch a serious drug interaction.

Here are just a few ways medications can interact with herbal supplements:



  • Cayenne Pepper supplements may decrease the effectiveness of certain hypertension medications.
  • Bromelain is an active enzyme in pineapple. It can be used to aid digestion or to treat inflammation in arthritis, but can be dangerous for people taking anticoagulant medications.
  • Black Cohosh, commonly used to treat hot flashes in menopausal women, can interact with other estrogen agents such as hormone therapy or birth control pills.
  • Dandelion Root is often used in teas as a diuretic. If a physician prescribes an additional drug with diuretic properties, the patient could suffer severe dehydration or kidney problems.
  • Cat’s Claw is an alternative treatment with antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, but can increase the risk of serious bleeding if taken with anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Astragalus is a root used to increase energy, but has been known to interfere with immunosuppressive medications.

As experiencedpharmacy error lawyers,we know that pharmacists have a responsibility to keep up on the latest studies in order to prevent harmful prescription drug mistakes. To find out if your pharmacist’s negligence caused your drug interaction injury, click on the link above for a FREE copy of our book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law