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Drug Interaction Websites Should Come With Their Own Warnings

Several drug companies provide drug interaction websites which allow you to compare drugs to see if they interact with each other. This can be helpful to prevent dangerous accidental drug interactions, but be warned that these tools have dramatic differences in results, depending on their sources of information.

Just because an interaction between drugs doesn’t show up on one of these websites doesn’t mean that it won’t have an interaction. At the same time, sometimes drugs that do interact can be taken with a doctor’s supervision. It is important to bring a list of all medications that one is taking, including supplements and over the counter medication, to the doctor or the pharmacist.

“A Dangerous Mix: Some Drugs Don’t Go Together, Web Sites May Help Flag Them”
Washington Post

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