Do you swallow more than 2 or 3 pills daily? A study notes that preventing deadly drug interactions is hard, especially during the pandemic!
Getting blood pressure under 130/80 can be challenging. Taking multiple BP meds is one way. It can also increase the risk for interactions!
Many people with AFib are taking drugs like Eliquis or Xarelto. Beware Eliquis and OTC pain relievers! Herbs and some teas can also interact.
Many people don't worry about mixing OTC meds and prescription drugs. It might be a bad idea to combine Benadryl with SSRI antidepressants.
Have you ever gotten the wrong drug from the pharmacy? Here, pharmacists reveal their memorable medication mistakes.
Vitamin B12 injections are a common treatment for pernicious anemia. Injections are not affected by acid-suppressing medicines.
PPI drugs for acid reflux like Nexium or Prilosec may interfere with absorption of thyroid pills such as Levoxyl or Synthroid.
Many popular herbal medicines have prescription drug interactions. Learn about them before including both herbs and drugs in your regimen.
Patients have been told for decades to avoid vitamin K with warfarin. That means no green leafy veggies. But such foods are good for you. What to do?
Both in test tubes and in insect models, cranberry compounds keep infectious bacteria from developing resistance to common antibiotics.
Millions of people use marijuana. Many rely on cannabis for medical reasons such as nerve pain. People taking marijuana may need more anesthesia than usual.
How many pills do you take each morning. Anything more than 2 or 3 means you are practicing polypharmacy. Multiple medicines could lead to a deadly mix.
If you are taking lisinopril or another ACE inhibitor do you know which minerals you need and which you should avoid? This is life and death information!
When a team at St. Jude changed its system for drug interaction warnings, doctors had less alert fatigue and were less likely to override important alerts.
Millions of people take statins daily. Are there dangerous food and drug interactions? What about simvastatin or atorvastatin with grapefruit juice?