Should I talk to my doctor about vitamin supplements I'm taking?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Always. Vitamins and supplements are great, but they are active substances that can interact with drugs and food. And sometimes they don’t play well with others and can cause some dangerous side effects. Even though they aren’t prescription, your doctor needs to know everything that you’re taking, even if it is a miracle berry you just had shipped in from deep in the Amazon jungle.

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