Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Frequently Asked Questions
25. What information about my use of CAM and standard therapies should I discuss with my health care providers?
Tell your health care providers about all the therapies you use -- standard and CAM. Include over-the-counter and prescription medicines, as well as dietary supplements. Also include all therapies when you fill out patient history forms.
If you are considering a new CAM therapy, ask your health care provider about its safety, effectiveness, and possible interactions with medicines. Your pharmacist is another potential resource for this information.