Table 7

Open issues about prescribing Kampo medicine (nā€‰=ā€‰285)
Issue frequency %
The dose and dosage forms need to be better devised for simpler application 173 60.7
No evidence of efficacy from placebo-controlled studies 109 38.2
Action mechanism of Kampo medicine is not yet elucidated 97 34.0
No opportunity to learn about Kampo medicines 90 31.6
Relatively weak effect 79 27.7
Drug interaction is uncertain 66 23.2
Production of effect is slow 56 19.6
Others 25 8.8
There are no issues 12 4.2

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Iwase et al.

Iwase et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:222   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-222

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