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Know the Science: How Medications and Supplements Can Interact

Talk With Your Health Care Providers

It’s important to tell your health care providers about all the drugs and supplements you take.

Often, when you visit a health care provider for the first time, you fill out a form that asks you to list all the drugs and supplements you take. Be sure to update this information every time you visit the provider’s office.

Besides your primary health care provider, which of these people need to know about all the drugs and supplements you’re taking?

 Your dentist

 Any medical specialist you see, such as a cardiologist or dermatologist

 Your eye care professional

 A health care professional who treats you in an emergency room or urgent care facility

 Any complementary health practitioner you see, such as a chiropractor or naturopathic practitioner

 All of the above

Yes, but this isn’t the only person who needs to know. Try again.

Yes. They all need this information so that they can help you avoid harmful interactions.

Dietary Supplements in hand with glass of water