Concomitant use of prescription medications and dietary supplements in menopausal women: an approach to provider preparedness
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Concomitant use of prescription medications and dietary supplements in menopausal women
Abstract: 

Dietary supplements are becoming increasingly popular as therapies for symptom relief among menopause-age women in the United States. However, a large gap exists between research in the concomitant use of prescription medications and dietary supplements and provider preparedness to guide patient decision making. Many menopausal women take prescription medications, over the counter medications, and herbs and dietary supplements for climactic symptoms or other health conditions. With any drug, there is the potential for interactions. Women taking medications with a narrow therapeutic index, such as anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, and drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases, are at particular risk. Patients should be queried regarding their use of dietary supplements when starting or stopping a prescription drug, or if unexpected reactions occur. When counseling patients, one must carefully consider the risks and benefits of each supplement and medication being taken by each individual.

Author(s): 
Gardiner, Paula
Stargrove, Mitchell Bebel
Dog, Tieraona Low
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Maturitas
Journal Abbreviation: 
Maturitas
Publication Date: 
Mar 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
251-255
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1873-4111
DOI: 
10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.11.017
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 21168291 PMCID: PMC3071591

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Paula Gardiner, Mitchell Bebel Stargrove and Tieraona Low Dog. Mar 2011. "Concomitant use of prescription medications and dietary supplements in menopausal women: an approach to provider preparedness." Maturitas 68: 3: 251-255. 10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.11.017.

Wikipedia Citation

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