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Ethnopharmacology & Drug Interactions

07/27/2001

Question:

Hello, > > Is there any literature out there on the topic of > pharmacological drug > interactions of prescribed medicines as they affect > African Americans? > I was recently prescribed Wellbutrim or Bupropion > SR (150 mg) and then I > had it lowered to 100 mg. For some reason, my blood > pressure > skyrocketed out of the blue (171 over 90). My > "normal" reading is usually > within the 140/80 range. I have since stopped > taking this (for smoking > cessation) > and am doing fine wearing the Nicoderm patch (14 > mg). Would you have any > resources for directing me to articles on > ethnopharmacology as they relate > to > African Americans? Thanks so much. >

Answer:

This question does not fall within the scope of my topic area. I have forwarded your question to a NetWellness Expert who I hope will be able to provide you with an answer. In one to two days, please look for an answer to your question in the NetWellness Expert topic area called Pharmacy & Medications

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati