HEALTH FEATURE ARCHIVE
Drug Interactions - Questions for Your Doctor or Pharmacist
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the drugs you take. When your doctor prescribes a new drug, discuss all OTC and prescription drugs, dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals and herbs you take, as well as the foods you eat. Ask your pharmacist for the package insert for each prescription drug you take. The package insert provides more information about potential drug interactions.
Before taking a drug, ask your doctor or pharmacist the following questions:
Know how to take drugs safely and responsibly. Remember thedrug label will tell you:
If you still have questions after reading the drug product label, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.For additional important information about reading drug labels, and interactions, please see the MedicineNet.com articles:
Portions of the above information was provided with the kind permission of the Federal Consumer Information Center, www.pueblo.gsa.gov
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2001