Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • How do I know if I need a dietary supplement?
  • How do I know what dosage should I take?
  • What dietary supplements might be beneficial for me?
  • Is a vitamin considered a dietary supplement?
  • Can dietary supplements interact with food or medicines that I’m already taking?
  • Can dietary supplements cause side effects?
  • Can the dietary supplements I take interfere with lab results?
  • How often should I take a dietary supplement?
  • Are dietary supplements safe?
  • Are “natural” dietary supplements safer?
  • Is there anyone who should avoid taking dietary supplements?
  • There are so many dietary supplements available at the store. How do I pick the right one for me?

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Reviewed/Updated: 09/13
Created: 05/10

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