Two or more drugs may interact with each other

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Two or more prescription or over-the-counter drugs may interact negatively with each other and cause adverse drug reactions. To reduce the risk of drug reactions, one must adopt the following guidelines:
1. Read labels carefully.
2. Understand the ingredients in each drug.
3. Understand any possible side effects they can cause.
4. Before taking a drug speak with the doctor or pharmacist if you don’t understand the drug label.
5. Make sure the doctor is aware of all the drugs you are taking.
6. Don’t mix pills.
7. Don’t break capsules into any food or drink.
8. Don’t take any medication with alcohol.
9. Don’t take medication at the same time as vitamins or mineral supplements.