Drug-Supplement Interactions- Pharmacy Technician


  Credits  1.5

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The use of complementary and alternative therapies continues to grow in the United States. The use of dietary supplements (eg, vitamins, minerals, herbal or botanical products) represents the largest segment of these therapies. Surveys show that from 1988-1994, over 40% of the U.S. adult population took supplements. From 2003-2006, about 50% of U.S. adults were found to take supplements. The prevalence of dietary supplement use may be even higher in certain populations. About 70% of adults over 71 years of age reported using dietary supplements from 2003-2006. In cancer patients, the use of alternative therapies may be as high as 83%, and the use of herbal supplements may be as high as 63%. Of concern, most supplement users (67%) do not inform their healthcare providers about their supplement use. Among those taking a prescription drug and 1 or more dietary supplements, nearly 70% do not tell their providers about supplement use. In people with chronic medical conditions, about 50% do not disclose dietary supplement usage to a healthcare provider. The widespread use of dietary supplements, especially among older people, patients with chronic conditions, and those taking prescription medications, suggests that the potential for drug-supplement interactions is high.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0428-0000-13-428-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.