Food and dietary supplements, herbals available on e-shops on the Internet. Consider browsing the literature as regards adverse nonpulmonary (neurotoxic, hepatic, cardiac, metabolic, genitourinary) adverse effects as well as metabolic interactions with therapeutic drugs. Death can occur following exposure. See PMID 9528737, 21896525, 21972388, 22045882. Get very cautious about herbals proposed to treat asthma or obesity, as these may contain steroids or amphetamines respectively (PMID 2323261; http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm238491.htm). Also, beware of herbal 'sexual enhancers'; these may contain undeclared active drugs (PMID 22365331, 25459948)

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