Be Cautious of Drug and Food Interactions

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers the following tips to avoid potentially harmful food and drug interactions: read medication labels before using and ask the pharmacist or your healthcare provider about anything you do not understand; read interaction precautions, instructions, and warnings on medication labels; unless instructed otherwise, drink a full glass of water when taking medication; unless your healthcare provider instructs you to do so, don’t split or break apart medication pills or capsules or mix medications with food or hot drinks; make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are currently using; and don’t take medications with alcohol. American Academy of Family Physicians, January 2023

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