Drug interactions are a serious concern for many people. They can cause adverse reactions and have the potential to make you sick, or even kill you. But there are ways to avoid these interactions, so you can prevent them from happening.
The first thing that you need to do is check with your doctor before taking any new medications. Your doctor will be able to tell you if any interactions could happen with the medications that he has prescribed for you.
You should also be careful about taking two drugs that contain the same active ingredients. For example, some cough medicines contain codeine, which is an opioid pain reliever. If you take another drug that contains codeine, it could increase the effects of this ingredient in both drugs and cause an overdose.
Another way to avoid drug interactions is by pharmacist consultation. The pharmacist will know if there are any side effects or warnings associated with each medication because they have access to information on all prescription and OTC drugs sold in their store.
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