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Herbal drug, gugulipid, may render some prescription drugs ineffective

A study by the University of Kansas shows that gugulipid, a cholesterol-lowering herbal drug, may break down up to 60% of prescription drugs. The herbal drug can even affect the potency of some AIDS drugs. The herbal drug can be bought without a prescription and often doctors are unaware that the patient is using the drug which is ultimately reducing the efficacy of some prescription drugs. The herbal drug has also been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day News

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About: Herbal drug, gugulipid, may render some prescription drugs ineffective

Date: 15 October 2004

Source: Health Day News

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=97&ncid=751&e=8&u=/hsn/20041015/hl_hsn/herbalcholesteroldrugbadmixformanyprescriptionmeds

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