Objective : The purpose of this paper is to report the adverse drug reactions of patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy(CSM) treated by herb medicine, Soshiho-tang.
Methods : The patient was prescribed Soshiho-tang herbal medicine for 9days. The patient complained of dizziness, difficulty of concentration and elevation of blood pressure on the 6th day. The doctor made the patient stop to take the herbal medicine and every symptoms and abnormal blood pressure are normalized after 6 days. The abnormal responses were assessed by WHO-UMC Causality Categories and LDS scale.
Results : The WHO-UMC Causality is 'probable/likely' and LDS scale is 5, it means 'moderate' severity.
Conclusions : The herbal medicine, Soshiho-tang is relevant to abnormal responses of the patient with CSM. This is a first case report of hypertension induced by herbal medicine, Soshiho-tang in Korea.
KeyWords : Soshiho-tang, cervical myelopathy, adverse drug reaction, Herbal medicine.