Cover image for article: Contraindications of Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements comprise a great deal of the products available over the counter in most pharmacies. Although most vitamin supplements are relatively harmless—except for the fat soluble ones A, D, E, and K—they are not the only supplements available to patients. Some of these other, non-vitamin supplements can actually be harmful to patients and often they have been proven to be ineffective. This doesn’t mean that patients will stop taking them though, which in turn leaves the potential for contraindications of nutritional supplements with prescription-based drugs wide open.
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