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What to know about drug interactions

July 24, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Drug interactions can make a drug less effective. In some cases, they can make a drug more potent, which can be dangerous.

The symptoms of drug interactions vary greatly and range from mild to life threatening. Some common warning signs include feeling sick after taking a medication, not getting the usual results from a medication, or feeling either very tired or very energetic after taking a medication. 

Drug interactions do not only occur between prescription drugs. Over-the-counter drugs, food, supplements, and alcohol can all change the way the body metabolizes (breaks down) medication. 

Read more to learn about different types of drug interactions, risk factors, and how to help prevent interactions by thoroughly reading drug labels.

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