Natural Medicines: Complementary & Alternative Therapies

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The Natural Medicines database offers information to help you make evidence-based decisions regarding alternative therapies including:

  • 1400+ monographs with safety, effectiveness, adverse effects, and patient education handouts
  • 170,000+ commercial products including their ingredients, effectiveness, safety, etc
  • Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Rating (NMBER) based on safety and efficacy, with a 1-10 overall rating for products, helping you determine "Is it safe?" and "Does it work?"
  • Interaction checker to avoid drug/supplement interactions
  • Pregnancy & Lactation Checker plus links to patient education handouts
  • Nutrient Depletion Checker helps you learn what nutrients may be depleted by prescription or OTC medications
  • Comparative effectiveness charts ranking natural medicines from most to least effective for a disease or condition, such as migraines

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Natural Medicines is available to the Duke community, on or off-campus.
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