Common drug interactions








Clinically Significant Drug Interactions - American Family Physician

11/26/2014
08:27 | Author: Molly Young

Common drug interactions
Clinically Significant Drug Interactions - American Family Physician

Multiple drug regimens carry the risk of adverse interactions. Object drugs in common use include warfarin, fluoroquinolones, antiepileptic.

Oral contraceptive pills plus rifampin.

Phenytoin plus rifampin (Rifadin) Decreased phenytoin levels.

Lovastatin (Mevacor) plus warfarin.

Avoid. Consider whether metoclopromide (Reglan) therapy is appropriate for the patient.

Generally within 1 week.

Avoid if possible. If combination therapy is necessary, monitor the patient for toxicity.

Decreased effectiveness of oral contraception Any time.

Cisapride plus class IA or class III antiarrhythmic agents, tricyclic antidepressants or phenothiazine.

INR = International Normalized Ratio; NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; HMG-CoA = 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl–coenzyme A reductase inhibitor; SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

Space administration by 2 to 4 hours.

Aluminum and magnesium combinations.

Warfarin (Coumadin) plus ciprofloxacin (Cipro), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin, metronidazole (Flagyl) or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra).

Some investigators advise that the hypothrombinemic response to warfarin can increase when acetaminophen is taken in a dosage of more than 2 g per day for longer than one week.3(pp7–8) Recent information suggests that the warfarin-acetaminophen interaction may be clinically significant at even lower dosages of the pain reliever.

Comments (1)Read more



The Most Common Deadly Drug Interactions The Dr. Oz Show

11/25/2014
06:06 | Author: Chloe Allen

Common drug interactions
The Most Common Deadly Drug Interactions The Dr. Oz Show

The Most Common Deadly Drug Interactions. At least 1.3 million Americans are at risk of premature death due to taking combinations of.

Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACPDirector, Yale University Prevention Research CenterDirector, Integrative Medicine Center. By David L.

Are your meds putting your life on the line? Click here for an Herb and Supplement Interaction Checker. At least 1.3 million Americans are at risk of premature death due to taking combinations of prescription or over-the-counter drugs that can trigger dangerous interactions.

Protect yourself from potentially deadly drug interactions by.

Comments (2)Read more

Common Food-Drug Interactions - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

9/24/2014
04:59 | Author: Nicholas Clark

Common drug interactions
Common Food-Drug Interactions - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

You've probably heard the warnings not to drink grapefruit juice with cholesterol medication. However, that isn' t the only combination of food and drugs to avoid.

Steve Plogsted, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, clinical pharmacist with Nutrition Support Service of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, fills us in on five foods that most commonly interact with medications.

When the body is depleted of potassium, the activity of digoxin, a medication used to treat heart failure, can be greatly enhanced, resulting in the heart not beating properly. According to Plogsted, glycyrrhiza — a natural ingredient used to make black licorice — can deplete the body of potassium while causing an increased retention of sodium.

Take this poll and let us know about your healthy eating habits.

But you don’t have to give up greens altogether.

Comments (3)Read more

Top 10 Particularly Dangerous Drug Interactions in Long Term Care

7/23/2014
02:32 | Author: Chloe Allen

Drug side effects nausea
Top 10 Particularly Dangerous Drug Interactions in Long Term Care

Recent studies have shown that adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common among nursing home residents, Many ADRs are due to drug-drug interactions.

Comments (0)

Common and dangerous drug interactions - UPMC Health Plan

5/22/2014
12:25 | Author: Molly Young

Common drug interactions
Common and dangerous drug interactions - UPMC Health Plan

General rules. If you are starting a new medication, be sure to read the directions and all drug information before taking the medication. You may also want to.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist for instructions. Interaction: Amoxicillin may be taken with food; however, absorption of other types of penicillins is reduced when you take them with food.

Sleep disturbances Do not use alcohol with any sleep medications.

Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory agents Ibuprofen relieves pain and reduces inflammation and fever.

Other Narcotic Analgesics Narcotics are used for the relief of pain.

Food and Drug Administration Reproduced from the Office on Women's Health; Department of Health and Human Services.

Allergies, asthma, colds and coughs Antihistamines Antihistamines are used to relieve or prevent the symptoms of colds and hay fever and other types of allergies.

Comments (5)Read more