However – we may have an interaction for particular foods (for example grapefruit) or the ingredients in food. A: This interaction checker DOES NOT include food/drug interactions. For example, we do not include coffee in our database but we can l you if a medication interacts with caffeine.
Q: Does the interaction checker l me my medication interacts with food?
Sometimes the risk of not taking the medication outweighs the risk of the interaction. Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without your doctor’s approval. A: Call your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned about an interaction. Your doctor and/or pharmacist can help find what the problem is. The effect you are experiencing may not be caused by your drugs interacting, or by your medication.
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A: Yes, we have prescription medication, OTC, vitamins and supplements. If we do not have interaction data on a drug or vitamin you will not be able to enter it in the interaction checker.
Q: What is an interaction?
A: In some cases two medications have multiple effects. We will list them both as separate interactions. The interaction checker will list both effects as a separate interaction. Also the way that drug A affects drug B may be different than how drug B affects drug A.
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Significant: Potential for significant interaction (monitoring by your doctor is likely required).
Q: How do you classify the seriousness of an interaction?
Mild: Interaction is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant.
Q: Why is my interaction listed multiple times?
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If we do not have interaction information for a certain medication we do not allow you to enter it. A: There may be interactions for medications, especially nonprescription drugs or supplements that we do not have interaction information about.
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A: You can enter up to 30 medications however the results returned reflect only interactions between pairs of drugs and do not reflect interactions or incompatibilities arising from combinations of more than two drugs at a time. Therefore, if you enter more than two drugs the checker will compare each drug to every other drug one pair at a time but it will not evaluate the combination of all of the drugs together.
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A: The following classification is used:
Q: What should I do if I think my medications show interactions?
Q: Why can’t I enter my medication?
Contraindicated: Never use this combination of drugs because of high risk for dangerous interaction.
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For example, one medicine may cause side effects that create problems with other medicines. Or one medicine may make another medicine stronger or weaker. This is called an interaction. A: When certain medicines are taken together, an unintended reaction may occur.
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Serious: Potential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed.
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