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12.25.2017 | Logan Miers
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Resources for You Drug Interactions What You Should Know

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Further, drug labels may change as new information becomes known. The label also includes important information about possible drug interactions. Over-the-counter (OTC) drug labels contain information about ingredients, uses, warnings and directions that is important to read and understand. That's why it's especially important to read the label every time you use a drug.

You can reduce the risk of potentially harmful drug interactions and side effects with a little bit of knowledge and common sense. Drug interactions fall into three broad categories:. Drug interactions may make your drug less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or increase the action of a particular drug. Some drug interactions can even be harmful to you. Reading the label every time you use a nonprescription or prescription drug and taking the time to learn about drug interactions may be critical to your health.

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It is important to read the label of pain reliever products to learn about different drug interaction warnings for each ingredient.). (The following ingredients are found in different OTC pain relievers: acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, magnesium salicylate, and naproxen.

Acid Reducers H2 Receptor Antagonists (drugs that prevent or relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach).

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Stimulants (drugs that help restore mental alertness or wakefulness during fatigue or drowsines).

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

Antiemetics (drugs for prevention or treatment of nausea, vomiting, or dizziness associated with motion sickness).

Ask your pharmacist for the package insert for each prescription drug you take. 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 herbals you take, as well as the foods you eat. The package insert provides more information about potential drug interactions.

The following are examples of drug interaction warnings that you may see on certain OTC drug products. These examples do not include all of the warnings for the listed types of products and should not take the place of reading the actual product label. Back to top.

Antitussives Cough Medicine (drugs that temporarily reduce cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold).

When using this product:

Nasal Decongestants (drugs for the temporary relief of nasal congestion due to a cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies).

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Laxatives (drugs for the temporary relief of constipation).

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Ask a doctor before use if you:

Antihistamines (drugs that temporarily relieve runny nose or reduce sneezing, itching of the nose or throat, and itchy watery eyes due to hay fever or other upper respiratory problems).

Doing so will help you to avoid potential problems such as drug interactions. There are more opportunities today than ever before to learn about your health and to take better care of yourself. If you take several different medicines, see more than one doctor, or have certain health conditions, you and your doctors need to be aware of all the medicines you take. It is also more important than ever to know about the medicines you take.

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If you still have questions after reading the drug product label, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Back to top. This information is brought to you by the Council on Family Health in cooperation with the National Consumers League and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Before taking a drug, ask your doctor or pharmacist the following questions:

Ask a doctor before use if you:

When using this product:

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

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Nicotine Replacement Products (drugs that reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking, including nicotine craving).

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

Nighttime Sleep Aids (drugs for relief of occasional sleeplessness).

When using this product:

The " Uses " section of the label:

Pain Relievers (drugs for the temporary relief of minor body aches, pains, and headaches).

Ask a doctor before taking if you:

Antacids (drugs for relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, and/or sour stomach).

Topical Acne (drugs for the treatment of acne).

When using this product:

Remember, the drug label will l you:. Know how to take drugs safely and responsibly.

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