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Herb & Supplement Remedy Use in COVID-19 | epocrates Evidence Update
Key Points
There’s no scientific evidence that any herbal or alternative remedy is effective to prevent or tx COVID-19, per NCCIH. Consuming some products may be unsafe, and reliance on alternative remedies may delay conventional tx. Nonetheless, pts may be taking or express interest in these remedies. Which other remedies are your patients asking about?
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AASM American Academy of Sleep Medicine
ABC American Botanical Council
abx antibiotics
ACCP American College of Chest Physicians
ACE2 angiotensin-converting enzyme 2
ARTI acute respiratory tract infection
CAP community-acquired pneumonia
CF cystic fibrosis
Cu copper
CYP450 cytochrome P450
dba doing business as
Fe iron
GOLD Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
HA headache
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HR hazard ratio
IPF idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
LOS length of stay
NAC N-acetylcysteine
NCCIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
NEB nebulized
NGT nasogastric tube
N/V nausea/vomiting
OD overdose
OR odds ratio
QOL quality of life
RR relative risk
Se selenium
Zn zinc