Herbal and Supplement Consultation
Our pharmacists offer one-on-one advice on taking medications safely and the safe use of dietary supplements, with a focus on avoiding drug interactions.
An herbal and supplement consultation with a pharmacist helps you navigate the thousands of herbs and multi-ingredient herbal products marketed in the United States, helping you find therapies that are proven effective, safe and support the “traditional” therapies prescribed by a physician.
Some studies estimate that 60 percent of patients do not reveal herbal supplement use to their health care providers because these patients view these products as “natural and safe” or fear that their choices will be rejected. In the supportive environment of an herbal and supplement consultation at Norwalk Hospital, our pharmacists review both prescription medication and herbal and supplement use to provide recommendations based on the most recent evidence. This empowers you to make informed healthcare decisions regarding your herbal and supplement use.