Interactions of anaesthetic drugs with herbal medicines

  • J. Rupreht
  • K. Leendertse-Verloop
  • R. Rupreht
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Interactions and incompatibilities of anaesthetic drugs account for a considerable part of an anaesthetist’s training, the aim being safer and predictable course of anaesthesia also in patients with unusual medical background. Smooth, safe and generally trouble-free anaesthesia depends heavily on the choice of anaesthetic drugs and methods of using them in the majority of appropriately prepared patients, as well as on anaesthetists’ experience. No one single anaesthetic approach has been successful for all patients, because of medical, pharmacological or organisational interactions and incompatibilities. Some examples follow to illustrate the tricky field of anaesthetic drug interactions with the specific circumstances of an individual patient.


Herbal Medicine Anaesthetic Drug Hypericum Perforatum Herbal Compound Ephedrine Alkaloid 
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  • J. Rupreht
  • K. Leendertse-Verloop
  • R. Rupreht

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