certain medicines taken together may make your medicine less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or increase the action of one or more of the medicines. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the medicines you are taking.
This is when one medicine combines or interferes with the action of another. Interactions may undermine the benefit of one or other medicine and can cause potentially dangerous adverse reactions. Drugs may also interact with foods or alcohol.
The result of drugs reacting with each other, often in ways that are unexpected or potentially harmful. It is important to let your doctor know about all the drugs or supplements you take, in order to minimize the chance for undesirable drug interactions. Return to previous page.
A drug interaction is a situation in which a substance affects the activity of a drug, i.e. the effects are increased or decreased, or they produce a new effect that neither produces on its own. Typically, interaction between drugs come to mind (drug-drug interaction). However, interactions may also exist between drugs & foods (drug-food interactions), as well as drugs & herbs (drug-herb interactions).