May 2016

U.S. Senator Requests Review on Chemotherapy-Supplement Interactions

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has raised a concern about interactions between dietary supplements and oncology drugs. In her press release, she cites a study showing that up to 70% of chemotherapy patients might not be telling their physicians that they are taking dietary supplements. The good news is that our Natural Medicines Interactions Checker can help address the issue. Use our checker to identify potentially harmful interactions with supplements such as St. John’s wort and the drug docetaxel. Other supplements that might reduce the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug include echinaceakava, and ginseng.

For the latest details on chemotherapy-supplement interactions, try the Natural Medicines Interactions Checker.

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