Do you know how your medications may interact with over-the-counter supplements? Find out by taking an informative, interactive quiz from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
The quiz offers tips on how to read supplement labels on things like vitamins and other products. For instance, if you take a prescription drug and a supplement like St. John's wort or concentrated green tea, you could reduce or increase the amount of the drug in your body potentially making your medicine less effective or even causing harm. The quiz also gives advice about how supplements could interact with a surgical procedure.
It's important to discuss all the medicines and supplements you take with each one of your health care providers. That's because different doctors may prescribe different medications.