March 2015

Featured Clinical Tool: Interaction Checker

The Natural Medicines Interactions Checker provides a high-powered approach to detecting potential interactions between dietary supplements and prescription of over-the-counter drugs. You can enter any dietary supplement - even if it contains multiple ingredients - along with multiple drugs and quickly find out about any potential interactions. The interactions are sorted based on safety concerns, with major interactions listed first. This helps to quickly screen to determine which interactions are of greatest concern. Try it out here.

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