Experts typically advise that any patient who turned to an alternative or complementary therapy first consult with their doctor.
Because dietary supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the same way traditional medicines are, and some supplements interact with traditional medicines, patients should also talk with their doctors before taking supplements and keep their physicians current on any supplements or alternative medicines they are using.
For more on complementary and alternative medicine, visit the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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