Health Tip: Limit Drug-Food Interactions01/18/12
(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes the foods you eat and the meds you
take don't mix.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says foods can
negatively affect the way prescription or over-the-counter drugs
work. The academy offers this advice on avoiding these so-called
- Always read the label on your medications; ask questions of the
pharmacist if you don't understand something or aren't sure.
- Follow all label instructions and warnings on both prescription
and over-the-counter medications.
- Take any medication with a full glass of water, unless your
doctor has advised differently.
- Don't stir a medication with food or break open a capsule,
unless your doctor has told you to do so.
- Don't take any medication at the same time as you take
- Don't mix a medication in a hot drink, and never take a
medication with alcohol.
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