Herbal Medications - JA0008057-0000-20-998-H01-P

Herbal Medications

by Amina-Louise Jeu, PharmD
(4.5 / 773 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The use of herbal medicines to aid in healing maladies has been documented since 2500 B.C. and continues to be used today. The use of herbal medicines is considered part of the branch of medicine known as “complementary and alternative medicines” (CAM). According to data collected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007, 38.3% of adults used some form of CAM; of that number, 17.7% of adults reported using herbal medicines. Since 2015, the use of at least one herbal medicine in the USA has increased to 35%. This increased use of herbal medicines is correlated with a spike in the increased prevalence of side effects, contraindications and national recalls of conventional medications.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide the healthcare team with information about herbal medicines. At the end of this program, the learner should be able to:
  • Review the historical context of herbal medicines and their regulation in the United States.
  • Discuss the most commonly used herbal medicines in the U.S.
  • Summarize the use of herbal medicines with special patient populations.
  • Identify information the healthcare team can use to help assess herbal use by patients.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 04/03/2020; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Course Originally Released on: 3/5/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/17/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Gypsi L - Hastings, MN  ·  May 23, 2020
I'd love to learn even more about herbal interactions.
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Zoe I - St. Charles, IL  ·  May 11, 2020
So many people have added OTC supplements to their daily life and we NEED to know what they are taking to be able to get the full picture of possible reactions and interactions which could be fatal.
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Amelia B - Marrero, LA  ·  May 08, 2020
It was concise: just enough information; not overwhelming
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Chi L - Falls Church, VA  ·  May 01, 2020
There might be a possible mistake in the st. John’s wort section. It should be the inhibition of the reuptake of seretonin and NOT the inhibition of seretonin.
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Erin P - Panorama City, CA  ·  Apr 30, 2020
Very basic info on herbal supplements.
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Price: $15.00
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