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:

  • Read labels carefully
  • Understand the ingredients in each drug.
  • Understand any possible side effects they can cause.
  • Before taking a drug, speak with the doctor or pharmacist if you don’t understand the drug label.
  • Make sure the doctor is aware of all the drugs you are taking.
  • Don’t mix pills.
  • Don’t break capsules into any food or drink.
  • Don’t take any medication with alcohol.
  • Don’t take medication at the same time as vitamins or mineral supplements.