Read these 3 Drug Interactions Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Each tip is approved by our Editors and created by expert writers so great we call them Gurus. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Prescription tips and hundreds of other topics.
Most pharmacies will automatically screen your prescriptions for interactions. It is very important that you either have all of your medications filled in one store, or that you inform the pharmacist of all of your current medications. Ask your pharmacist for a medication leaflet with all new prescriptions, so that you can educate yourself.
All over the counter (otc) medications can potentially interact with your prescriptions. Examples include: Certain antibiotics taken with antacids, high blood pressure medications taken with cold remedies, otc pain medications taken with prescription pain medications, and blood thinners taken with aspirin. You should ask a health professional before taking any otc product if you are on prescription medications.