Interactions Between Natural and Rx Immune-Active Medicines*

At least once a year on average patients suffer from the afflictions accompanied by the common cold. Whether it is a cold or another immune challenge, we have all seen patients that are virtually willing to take anything to eliminate their symptoms, such as nasal congestion, dry and sore throats, inflamed nasal passages, achiness, swollen lymph nodes, and, all too often, sleepless nights. It is this combination of motivating factors that spurs your patients to purchase vitamins and herbs to stimulate their immune systems, speed their recoveries, and lessen their symptoms.

Popular Natural Therapies for Immune Support

There are a myriad of natural remedies that can be taken to help the body bolster its immune system, such as echinacea (Echinacea spp.), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), and elderberry (Sambucus nigra), yet the following natural therapies have been found to interact with other medications that may have been prescribed for patients.

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