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APPENDIX 2: Possible Reactions Between Herbs and Drugs In the Chinese medical literature, reports of adverse interactions between drugs and herbs are not found even though there appears to be openness in the reporting of adverse reactions to herbs themselves. Yet, it is well-established that some pharmaceutical products should not be combined with other pharmaceutical products due to production of adverse effects, and that mixing certain pharmaceuticals with commonly-consumed substances can also have a negative impact on the drug therapy. As examples of the latter:
Many men understand that when prostate cancer is caught early, it can be treated effectively, and the primary treatment options for localized disease are all excellent choices. However, many men also have significant concerns about the side effects of these treatments. The concerns are justified, but there are many misunderstandings about how often side effects occur, how severe they really are and what can be done to manage them and counteract their occurrence. Many of the side effects that men fear most following local treatment are often less frequent and severe than they might think, thanks to: