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Prescription Drug Interactions and Warnings

Prescription medications need to be taken properly to ensure safety and to avoid interference with the effectiveness of the drug. Drug interactions and side effects can vary from person to person and can be mild or severe. Diet and lifestyle can also play a part in the drug being effective. Medications contain powerful ingredients and can interact adversely with various foods, drinks, herbs and supplements as well as other medications.

Consult with your primary care physician about any potential interactions before taking other medications, herbs or supplements.

It is important to notify your physician and pharmacist about all vitamins, minerals, herbs and medicines that you are taking to avoid serious problems such as side effects or adverse medical conditions.

The drug database presented here may not be all inclusive or completely up to date since information is constantly evolving. If you think you may be suffering from an interaction, get help immediately. It would be wise to notify other parties of the interaction as well, including your physician, the FDA and manufacturers of the products that caused the interaction.

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