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Drug Interaction (Overview)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately.


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What is the definition or description of: drug interaction?

What is the definition or description of: drug interaction?

Bad combination: When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Drug Interaction (Overview)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately.


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What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? Drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? Or is there a better choice?

What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? Drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? Or is there a better choice?

In general: All the interaction checkers are pretty reasonable. Usually when deciding which one to use, depends on what other resources you are going to use from the respective site/app. Once we know what resources you'd like to use, it would be easier guide you. ...Read more

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Would there be any drug interaction by taking meloxacam and amitriptyline?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions are listed between Meloxicam & amitriptyline. Remember, however, that Elavil (amitriptyline) alone can have side effects such as sedation, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision. Never mix Elavil with other sedating drugs, especially alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

What is the drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

Are you in Columbus: There are no serious interactions. But I'm puzzled, healthtap says you're in ohio but strepsils and benelyn are generally available overseas, especially the uk. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interaction with eptoin and dicumarol?

Are there any drug interaction with eptoin and dicumarol?

Possible: Use of dicumarol with phenytoin could ^ risk of bleeding and ^ phenytoin levels. ...Read more

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What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

You have to try: Which gives you less side effects as some tolerate one brand better than other, all 'statins' have identical side effects ; interactions as their mode of action is identical if they are 'statins'. ...Read more

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I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there a drug interaction?

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I have taken 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) and 40 mg of nexum for several yrs. Is there a drug interaction?

Celexa (citalopram): No. You seem to be tolerating the combination well after all those years. Wish u well. ...Read more

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Do olanzipine and cbd oil have a drug interaction?

Do olanzipine and cbd oil have a drug interaction?

Maybe: Both can cause hepatic (liver) impairment. So when combined, may make drug levels of each worse. There is not a lot of info yet on drug interactions for cannabidiol oil. So ask your psychiatrist before using it, or any other medication or supplement, including over the counter meds. See http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Bergamaschi_2011.pdf ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction between celexa (citalopram) and pysllium seed husk?

Is there a drug interaction between celexa (citalopram) and pysllium seed husk?

Doubt it!!: You are talking about the ingredient in the fiber laxatives like metamucil and a bunch of others. I don't know of any interaction they can have with Celexa (citalopram) or any other antidepressant. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can I know the risks of grapefruit for drug interaction and death? I need a detailed answer plz??

Hi doctor, can I know the risks of grapefruit for drug interaction and death? I need a detailed answer plz??

Dangerous increases: Grapefruit drug interactions are very common. In the past few years the number of drugs that can lead to fatal interactions with grapefruit has more than doubled. Not only grapefruit but other fruits (limes, pomelos, other citrus fruits) contain a class of chemicals that block the normal rate of breakdown of drugs leading to toxic levels. The chemicals are “furanocoumarins” and they block an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the gut, limiting the amount absorbed, and the activity of this enzyme is taken into account when dosing these medications. When inactivated by the furanocoumarims, it is not possible to predict what doses are required to produce a therapeutic effect. Nor is it possible to time the consumption of the fruit to prevent this adverse effect. For example, grapefruit juice taken as long as 7-8 hours before a medication can still block the breakdown of the medication. Some reactions that can occur as a result are fatal abnormalities of rhythm leading to sudden cardiac death, muscle destruction (rhabdomyolysis) leading to damage to the kidneys and liver. The impact of grapefruit on drug levels is limited to drugs taken orally as the enzyme involved is a gut enzyme. ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Etoposide & vit E: Altho there are potential benefits of using vit e with cancer agents, there are also potential interactions with those that work by generating oxygen species to damage cancer dna & proteins. It is therefore advised not to use vitamin E during chemotherapy until it is researched further. Ask oncologist about other vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the drug interaction between etoposide and vitamins?

What is the drug interaction between etoposide and vitamins?

There really is: Limited defined interactions between etoposide and vitamins. There is a hypothetical concern about antioxidants like Co Q10, vitamins A, C and E and selenium preventing cell damage and thus making certain anticancer agents less effective but there is limited formal data in this regards. If you take supplements with anticancer meds review this with your doc and avoid "mega" doses. ...Read more

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Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Tegretol/Lamictal: Those 2 do have a moderate interaction. This combination may cause restlessness, seizures, tremors, slurred speech, staggering walk, and feeling light-headed or fainting. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes a herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes a herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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Can methocarbamol have a drug interaction with methotrexate?

Can methocarbamol have a drug interaction with methotrexate?

Here's a link...: Consider checking this: http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

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Can you tell me about drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

Not sure: You didn't state which benylin (dextromethorphan) product you were referring to. I plugged Benylin Expectorant into the drug interaction checker along with amlodipine (couldn't find strepsils amlodipine). There were no noted interactions for that combination. ...Read more

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Does a pharmacist contact the doctor if there is a possible drug interaction?

Usually: If there is an interaction we usually get informed and asked whether we still want to use that particular medication or make adjustments with another medication. For example, we stop statin drugs for cholesterol when we prescribe an antifungal pill while the patient is taking the antifungal pill. If not on rx, pharmacist will usually call or fax us for approval. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a drug interaction checker that checks herbal supplements also?

Does anyone know of a drug interaction checker that checks herbal supplements also?

Several: There are now several online databases that include herbs when checking for drug interactions. However, not all possible interactions are known. A good place to start is http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/drug-information/drugherbindex
another useful resource is http://www.Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html which, while more focused on drug-drug interactions includes many herbs in its database. ...Read more

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Could you have a bad drug interaction between Diamox (acetazolamide) and ciprofloxacin?

Could you have a bad drug interaction between Diamox (acetazolamide) and ciprofloxacin?

I was unable to find: Any drug interactions between Ciprofloxacin ; Diamox (acetazolamide) but please be aware of issues related to taking Ciprofloxacin with dairy. ...Read more

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Is there drug interaction between topomax and zyrtec (cetirizine)? Both say take at night

Is there drug interaction between topomax and zyrtec (cetirizine)? Both say take at night

No interaction: Those 2 meds are safe to take together. They both have a slight chance of causing drowsiness, hence the advice to take both at night. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would there be any drug interaction by taking exelon (rivastigmine) patch and phosphatidylserine (from soybeans)?

Would there be any drug interaction by taking exelon (rivastigmine) patch and phosphatidylserine (from soybeans)?

Yes: Phosphatidylserine increases levels of acetylcholine in the body. Exelon (rivastigmine) also increases levels of acetylcholine, so the combination of these might increase the side effects of the drugs. I would not recommend taking them together until you talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Iam taking cipralx 20mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 per day and I want to use fat reduction pills (lipo 6 black for woman does it have any drug interaction?

Iam taking cipralx 20mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 per day and I want to use fat reduction pills (lipo 6 black for woman does it have any drug interaction?

Don't; Probably Bad: We don't know what lipo 6 black does really. Many interactions can occur with prescription meds and these kinds of proprietary blends. The company warns regarding antidepressants (underground. Nutrex. Com/products/lipo6-black. Asp). Moreover, the stimulants can undo the effects of citalopram and alprazolam. It can even produce a serotonin syndrome (ss) in combination (people have died with ss). ...Read more

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Are there any drug interaction with inderal (propranolol) and diphenhydramine?

Are there any drug interaction with inderal (propranolol) and diphenhydramine?

No: There are no significant interactions between these two drugs. They are safe to take together. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused by using Niaspan (niacin) with alcohol, certain cholesterol lowering meds like simvastatin, and others. However, in general is safe to use with other medications. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's drug interaction between hydrocodone and mirtazapine?

Drug interaction: Checker indicated that mixing hydrocodone and Mirtazapine can ^ risk of impaired cognition, v concentration, drowsiness and dizziness. ...Read more