Side effects of medications
Are you aware that certain medications do not mix well, or even that they interact with one another? The food you eat may also have an impact on the safety or efficacy of your treatment.
Fortunately, medications hold no secrets for your pharmacist. He is best suited to guide you and see that you avoid certain combinations that may have serious implications for your health.
When giving you a new medication, your pharmacist will see that you have the appropriate information on foods you should avoid during your treatment, if need be. So as to make the most of your medication, and to do so safely, follow his recommendations and don’t hesitate to ask any questions when in doubt, when buying over-the-counter medication for instance.
Did you know?
A simple grapefruit can undermine the effect of certain medications.
Avoid pitfalls and talk to your pharmacist!
Some the types of food and medication which interact:
|Atorvastatin (Lipitor®)||Levothyroxine (Synthroid®)||Opiates (morphine, hydromorphone)|
|Simvastatin (Zocor®)||Risedronate (Actonel®)||Benzodiazepines (clonazepam, lorazepam, etc.)|
|Nifedipine (Adalat®)||Alendronate (Fosamax®)||Zopiclone (Imovane®)|
|Cyclosporine (Neoral®)||Ciprofloxacin (Cipro®)||Zolpidem (Sublinox®)|
|Domperidone (Motilium®)||Iron supplements||Metronidazole (Flagyl®)|