Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Frequently Asked Questions
21. What should I know if I am considering or using dietary supplements?
Dietary supplements, like all CAM and standard medical therapies, can have risks. It is important to know that the Federal Government does not review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they are sold.
Supplements -- even those labeled "natural" -- can have side effects. Some supplements can also interact with your prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Your pharmacist may have information on the dietary supplements you are considering or using.