Food and drug interactions

Avoiding Drug Interactions - Food and Drug Administration

03:23 | Author: Sarah Gray

Food and drug interactions
Avoiding Drug Interactions - Food and Drug Administration

Be careful about the three main types of interactions: drugs with food and beverages, drugs with dietary supplements, and drugs with other.

Licorice: This would appear to be a fairly harmless snack food. However, for someone taking Lanoxin (digoxin), some forms of licorice may increase the risk for Lanoxin toxicity. Lanoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. Licorice may also reduce the effects of blood pressure drugs or diuretic (urine-producing) drugs, including Hydrodiuril (hydrochlorothiazide) and Aldactone (spironolactone).

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines are drugs that temporarily relieve a runny nose, or reduce sneezing, itching of the nose or throat, and itchy watery eyes.

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Common Food-Drug Interactions - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

01:06 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Food and drug interactions
Common Food-Drug Interactions - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

However, that isn't the only combination of food and drugs to avoid. Grapefruit juice can interact with numerous other medications, both prescription and.

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Excessive amounts of natural licorice should be avoided when taking all of these medications. However, Plogsted notes that artificially-flavored black licorice doesn’t contain glycyrrhiza and is not of concern.

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Medication Interactions Food, Supplements and Other Drugs

01:09 | Author: Ryan Brooks

Food and drug interactions
Medication Interactions Food, Supplements and Other Drugs

3 days ago The American Heart Association explains that Some foods, supplements and other risks can hurt effectiveness of medications but that doesn?t.

Other examples include some leafy green veggies, such as spinach or kale. Their high vitamin K levels pose risks for patients being treated with blood thinners to prevent strokes. Eating high levels of these vegetables can counteract the medication’s effectiveness.

Other Risks In the case of statin-based cholesterol medications, including those marketed under brands such as Lipitor, Mevacor and Zocor, grapefruit and pomegranate can be a dangerous mix. Fortunay, Dr. Gandy said, patients who want to keep eating these fruits can be treated with alternative medications.

“Let your doctor know about any diet formulations you’re on, including any medications or supplements,” he said.

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Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food

03:32 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Food and drug interactions
Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food

The complex interaction between food, nutrients, and drugs, make it difficult to accuray determine the exact effects of these relationships in the body. A drug is.

1 The generic name for each drug is stated first. Brand names are in all capital letters and represent only some examples of those medications.

Organ Toxicity : Since many drugs must pass through the liver and kidney upon excretion, hepatotoxicity (liver damage) and nephrotoxicity (kidney damage) are of primary concern.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Council on Family Health. Drug interactions: What You Should Know. Available at last accessed on May 1, 2013.

Nutrient Excretion : Drugs can increase or decrease the urinary excretion of nutrients.

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Drug-Food Interactions

05:25 | Author: Sarah Gray

Food and drug interactions
Drug-Food Interactions

Many medicines can be affected by what you eat and when you eat it. Learn what you need to know about your medicines to help prevent drug-food interactions.

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A drug-food interaction happens when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking so the medicine cannot work the way it should.

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Not all medicines are affected by food, but many medicines can be affected by what you eat and when you eat it. For example, taking some medicines at the same time that you eat may interfere with the way your stomach and intestines absorb the medicine. The food may delay or decrease the absorption of the drug. This is why some medicines should be taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating).

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On the other hand, some medicines are easier to tolerate when taken with food. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist whether it's okay to take your medicine with a snack or a meal or whether it should be taken on an empty stomach.

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