Taking drugs that negatively interact with each other can have dangerous consequences. But there are things you can do to lower your risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers this advice:
- Always take medications exactly the way your doctor prescribed them.
- Make a list of all of your medications and keep it with you to share with your doctor. Include the dosage for each and when you take each medication.
- Learn how medications may interact with each other and with the foods you eat. Grapefruit juice, for example, is known to interact with many drugs.
- Go through all of your medications with your doctor to detect any potential problems or interactions.