One in Three Adults Mix Rx Medications with Supplements

One-third of Americans are taking both dietary supplements and prescription medications, creating the possibility of serious interactions, according to researchers. Multivitamins with added ingredients like herbs and fish oil are the most common form of supplements used, researchers found. “This information can help healthcare professionals to identify who may be at risk of having an adverse interaction between a supplement and prescription medication,” stated Harris Lieberman, the study’s senior author.
http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(14)00106-3/abstract