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Medications for Dietary Supplementation

Other names: Supplementation, Dietary

About Dietary Supplementation

Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide essential nutrients, such as a vitamin, an essential mineral, a protein, an herb, or similar nutritional substance.

Drugs used for Dietary Supplementation

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Fish Oil 1.8 5 reviews
OTC C N

Generic name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids systemic

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

multivitamin 4.3 158 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Brand names:  Cerefolin NAC, Nephrocaps, Renal Caps, MVI Adult, One-A-Day Men's Health Formula, Apetigen, Folbic, Apetex, Av-VITE FB, Balanced B-50, Co-Veratrol, Dyzbac, FaBB, Folbee, Folcaps, Folgard RX, Folinex, Folplex 2.2, Foltabs 800, Foltrate, Foltrexyl, Genicin Vita-Q, Infuvite Pediatric, L-Methyl-MC, L-Methyl-MC NAC, Mebolex, Metafolbic Plus, Metafolbic Plus RF, Methaver, Methazel, MTX Support, Mynephron, Nat-Rul B-125, Nephplex Rx, Nephrocaps QT, Nephronex, Reno Caps, Stress-600, Thera-Tabs, Tri-Vi-Sol, Virt-Caps, Virt-Gard, Vita-Respa, Zyrexal …show all

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Vitamin C 10 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

biotin 5.9 33 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: biotin systemic

Brand names:  Hair, Skin & Nails, Appearex, Cyto B7

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Natural Product Monographs

calcium / vitamin d 5.3 3 reviews
OTC C N

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Brand names:  Caltrate 600+D, Citracal + D, Os-Cal Calcium+D3, Calcitrate with D, Os-Cal 500 Chewable, Os-Cal Extra D3, Oystercal-D, UPCal D …show all

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids 4.5 13 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids systemic

Brand names:  Fish Oil, Lovaza, MegaKrill, Nature's Bounty Red Krill Oil, Divista, Prenatal DHA, Animi-3, Animi-3 with Vitamin D, Dry Eye Omega Benefits, TheraTears Nutrition, Triklo, Vascazen, Vayarin, Wellbaby DHA …show all

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs, Prescribing Information

vitamin e 7.0 3 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Brand names:  Alpha E, Aqua-E, Aqua Gem-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, E-400 Clear, E-600, E-Gems, E Pherol …show all

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs

Vitamin B6 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Caltrate 600+D Rate Add review
OTC C N

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

calcium citrate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: calcium citrate systemic

Brand name:  Calcitrate

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Cerefolin NAC 10 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Hair, Skin & Nails 4.4 8 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: biotin systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: side effects

Lovaza 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids systemic

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nephrocaps Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ascorbic acid 7.8 5 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Brand names:  Vitamin C, Ester-C, C / Rose Hips, Ascocid, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts, Ascor L 500, Betac, C-Time, Cecon, Cee-500, Cemill, Cemill 500, Cemill 1000, Cevi-Bid, N Ice with Vitamin C, Protexin, Vicks Vitamin C Drops …show all

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Citracal + D Rate Add review
OTC C N

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

chondroitin / glucosamine 5.6 12 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: chondroitin / glucosamine systemic

Brand names:  Osteo Bi-Flex, Schiff Move Free, Cidaflex, Cosamin DS, Glucoten, OptiFlex Complete, Pryflex, Relamine …show all

Drug class: nutraceutical products

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Ester-C 10 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Renal Caps Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

MVI Adult 1.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

One-A-Day Men's Health Formula Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Zinc Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: zinc sulfate systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Natural Product Monographs

Apetigen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: multivitamin systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Appearex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: biotin systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: side effects

bifidobacterium infantis / lactobacillus acidophilus 6.0 8 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: bifidobacterium infantis / lactobacillus acidophilus systemic

Brand names:  Phillips Colon Health, Florajen3, Provella, Controlled Delivery Probiotic, Nature's Bounty Probiotic, Primadophilus Bifidus, Prodigen, Zelac …show all

Drug class: probiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alternative treatments for Dietary Supplementation

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Dietary Supplementation. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Dietary Supplementation.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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