The medicine you take can interact with other drugs and even some foods and drinks. Drug interactions can make your medicine less effective, cause unexpected side effects or be harmful to your health.1
Prescription drugs can interact with:
To help prevent drug interactions, know as much as you can about the drugs you take and communicate openly with your doctors and pharmacists.
The following tips are helpful for avoiding dangerous drug interactions:
If you are taking more than one medicine or need to know if certain foods will interact with your medication, this tool will check for interactions. Don't stop taking any medicine(s) without talking to your doctor first.
To use the Drug Interaction Checker, visit the Drug Dictionary.
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1. “Drug Interactions: What You Should Know,” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, last accessed October 24, 2017, https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/ucm163354.htm (link opens in new window).
2. “Avoiding Drug Interactions,” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, last accessed October 24, 2017, https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm096386.htm#tips (link opens in new window).3. “Avoiding Drug Interactions.”