More than half of all Americans report using dietary supplements, including vitamins D and E…minerals like calcium and magnesium…herbs such as echinacea and garlic…and special-purpose supplements such as glucosamine, probiotics and fish oil.

What few people realize is the extent to which certain dietary supplements can interact with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Do you know which supplements are potentially harmful? Take this quiz to find out…

[wp_quiz_pro id=”21576″]

For more information on dietary supplements: The Drugs and Supplements section of the MedlinePlus Databasethe National Institutes of Health’s Fact Sheets on Dietary Supplements…and PubMed’s Dietary Supplements Subset are excellent resources. Even though the benefits of certain dietary supplements, including some vitamins and minerals, have been well established by scientific evidence, some other supplements need further study. Be sure to discuss the use of any supplements with your health-care provider and pharmacist. To find more information online, check the organizations mentioned above.

Related Articles