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Alternative and Complimentary Medications

Alternative and complementary medications are widely used in addition to or as a replacement for conventional drugs. Learn about commonly used supplements and the questions you need to ask your doctor and pharmacist about the safety and value of these products.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Introduction
Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides consumers and health professionals with information about CAM therapies that are safe and effective.
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements
Check out herbs and supplements A to Z. Find the latest information about supplements - what they are used for, side effects and safety concerns, and the scientific evidence whether or not they actually work.
What's in the Bottle? An Introduction to Dietary Supplements
According to the FDA, a dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to supplement the diet. Ingredients in these products may include vitamins, minerals, herbs and other substances. Learn some of the facts about dietary supplements from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
How to Read a Supplement Label
The labels and packaging of dietary supplements often contain statements about the health effects or benefits of the product. The information on the label must include information about the ingredients, amount to take, and possible interactions with medications information from Iowa State University.
Buying Fake ED Products Online
According to the FDA, men looking online for dietary supplements to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or enhance their sexual performance should beware as these products may contain prescription drugs or other undisclosed ingredients that can be harmful.

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