With Increased cannabis use and recent drug approvals, new challenges such as avoiding drug interactions arise.
Studies have shown that Interactions between both medicinal and recreational cannabis products and other medicines are possible.
Being inhibitors of CYP450 enzymes involved in the metabolism of numerous psychotropic medicines, both THC and CBD can make them either ineffective or cause other problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Luckily, a new, free web-based application developed by Penn State College of Medicine researchers offers a solution to pharmacists and other health care providers to help patients and to reduce unintended interactions.
The team, which included Kent Crowchair of the Dept of Pharmacology and project leader, Paul Kocisclinical pharmacist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as well as Penn State Harrisburg computer science students Samuel Wadrose, Aqib Ahmed and Rohan Gajjar, under the mentorship of Hyuntae Na, assistant professor in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology – launched the first version of the app on March 22.
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Published: April 11, 2022
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