Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions

A New Tool to Prevent Drug Interactions: Artificial Intelligence

Drug interactions can be life-threatening, yet typically are found after many people are affected, not during testing. New technology may change that.

Drug Interactions

Are Your Medications Making Your Life Worse?

Polypharmacy means taking drugs or combinations of drugs that do more harm than good. Millions of us do. Here's how to stop.

Drug Interactions

Medications That Don’t Mix with Alcohol

Many of us have become so accustomed to seeing the “avoid alcohol” warning on every new prescription we get that…

Drug Interactions

Have Your Green Veggies and Coumadin, Too

How to safely enjoy all the healthful foods you’ve been warned about... Could a spinach salad ever be considered dangerous?…

Drug Interactions

You May Be Taking a Dangerous Drug Combo

Millions of older Americans are taking prescription drugs in combinations that are extremely dangerous. Something as seemingly innocuous as taking…

Drug Interactions

The Antibiotic to Refuse If You Are Taking a Diuretic

You know that many drugs that are normally considered “safe” when taken alone can cause serious complications when taken with…

Drug Interactions

Drugs That Work Against Each Other

Are your medications making you sicker? Most people who have a chronic health problem such as osteoarthritis, high blood pressure…

Drug Interactions

Medications and Supplements That Should Not Be Taken Together

It’s not often that I get a call from one of our expert doctors urging me to cover a topic…

Drug Interactions

When Medications Compete: Helping One Chronic Condition While Worsening Another

Common scenario: You swallow the two pills your doctor has told you to take daily. One is supposed to help,…

Drug Interactions

Green Tea May Interfere With Blood Pressure Medication

We've all gotten used to thinking of green tea as a veritable fount of good health because it's a great…

Drug Interactions

Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?

You may not need all the drugs you’re taking… Nearly 60% of the prescription medications taken by patients aren’t needed.…

Drug Interactions

Are Your Meds Making You Sick?

Strange side effects of common drugs Everyone knows that drugs can cause side effects. But sometimes we don’t recognize that…

Drug Interactions

Antioxidant Overdose — Are You in Danger?

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Mean Trouble Is your body getting all the oxidants you need? Yes, you…

Drug Interactions

What You May Not Know About Grapefruit and Drugs

Most people know that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with medications, but did you know that you might have…

Drug Interactions

Fruit Juices and Certain Medicines Don’t Mix

Apple, Orange and Grapefruit Juice May Hinder Drug Effectiveness Don't take your medicine with juice. This should become a mantra…