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Why Your Doctor Needs to Know What Vitamins and Supplements You Take

18 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Q: Do I need to tell my doctor what vitamins and supplements I'm taking?
A: Long story short, yes! Every time you head to the doctor's office, it's the same question: “What medications are you taking?” You may know exactly which prescription medications you take every day - but even the most diligent patient may not realize how important it is to tell your healthcare provider about the over-the-counter medications and supplements you take, too.
If you're taking multiple medications, your doctor will want to be on the lookout for possible drug interactions. Before writing you a new...
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