Get the Latest on Health Care Bill and White House Budget. Join AARP Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET for a Live Discussion


Are Your Supplements Harmless?

They may be interfering with your prescription meds

  • Aloe Vera

    Used on your skin, aloe vera is perfectly safe. But taken orally in laxative preparations, it may interact with blood sugar-lowering medicines used to treat diabetes. — Photo by Reneé Comet

    1 of 10

En español | Even “natural” supplements can interact with prescription medications, especially if you have hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease or liver problems. Consult your doctor about any supplements you take.

Also of interest: AARP Health Record is a safe place to manage your family's health information.

Join the Discussion

0 | Add Yours

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

Next Article

Read This