But we have all heard about family members and friends who have been affected by adverse drug interactions.
This may occur because: you go to several physicians who each give you prescriptions; a prescription is changed; you buy and use OTC products; and/or you do not read the warnings on the prescription.
REMINDER: Always bring a list of all your prescriptions and OTC products to every doctor’s visit.
And there are good internet “drug interaction checkers” you can use yourself before you go to the doctor, when you get a new or changed prescription, and when you start using OTC products.
For example: highlight and click on open hyperlink
Note: This blog shares general information about understanding and navigating the health care system. For specific medical advice about your own problems, issues and options talk to your personal physician.