How Well Do You Know Your Drugs and Their Side Effects?

Here are useful charts and links for persons who are taking prescription and non-prescription medications, and who would like to learn more about the drugs they are taking and how they interact with other drugs, foods, and nutrients.  The information and links provided are to give you information only, and are not personal recommendations.

 
** Be Sure to Never Discontinue Prescription Drugs or Begin Nutritional or Natural Therapies For The Purpose of Treating Disease Without the Advice of Your Doctor **
 

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON DRUG SIDE EFFECTS

Click on these links below for information and current research on the potential side effects of medications.

THE RISKS OF ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN, TYLENOL, ALLEVE AND SIMILAR DRUGS
 
THE RISKS OF STATIN DRUGS, INCLUDING MEVACOR, ALTORCOR, ZOCOR, LIPITOR, LESCOL AND PRAVACHOL

WWW.DRUGWATCH.COM                                 WWW.DRUGS.COM

 

TO CHECK FOR INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DRUGS -- ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS SAFE TO TAKE TOGETHER?

The "Interactions checkers" on these websites allow you to create a list of all your medications and then determine if there are any possible problems with taking them all together.

Drugs.com Interactions Checker             Medscape Interactions Checker

 

DRUG-NUTRIENT INTERACTIONS:  WHICH OF YOUR DRUGS INTERFERE WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN YOUR BODY?

If you are taking the following drugs, you may have to supplement your diet with extra nutrients if your doctor approves...

HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS WHICH MAY INTERFERE WITH CERTAIN TYPES OF DRUGS

Becareful taking certain herbal supplements if you are taking drugs, the following brief list gives a few examples of general interactions between some herbs and some drugs.  Be sure to tell your doctor and or pharmacist if you are taking hebal supplements and drugs together.

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