FAQ: Dietary Supplements, Complementary, or Alternative Medicines
Question: Where can I find information about taking natural products, dietary supplements, medicinal plants, or other complementary or alternative medicines?
You can find information about these products and medicines from government information sources listed below.
Note: Before starting any supplement, ask your doctor or pharmacist for information. Natural products and dietary supplements may interact with medicine you take.
- Alternative Medicine
- Cancer Alternative Therapy
- Dietary Supplements
- Herbal Medicine
- All Herbs and Supplements database
- NLM CAM on PubMed is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) subset
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Complementary and Alternative Medicine page
- NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
- Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database(fee-based)
- Natural Standard Database(fee-based)
- NLM Dietary Supplements Label Database
- NLM PubMed Subset: Dietary Supplements
Type dietsuppl [sb] to get a list of all PubMed articles indexed under this subheading, or add dietsuppl [sb] to your search, or limit your PubMed search by selecting "Limits," then "Dietary Supplements" Subset
- NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) homepage and Making Decisions
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (NAL) Dietary Supplements page
- FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Dietary Supplements Overview
- Nutrition.govinformation on human nutrition from the National Agriculture Library (NAL)
- Where can I find information about US drugs?
- How can I identify a pill?
- Where can I find information about drug formulations and interactions?
- Where can I find information about international (non-US) drugs?