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Monday, October 22, 2018

Known Drug - Food Interactions

Drug interactions can take place for a number of different reasons. If the drug interacts with another drug that is being taken it results in a drug - drug interaction. If the drug reacts with food, beverages, dietary supplement it is known as drug nutrient / food interaction. Drugs can also interact with a disease that the individual has resulting in drug - disease interaction. Those with poor diets, serious health issues, children and pregnant women may have greater risk at developing food and drug interactions.

Some foods may interact with the drug by increasing or decreasing actions or possibly producing serious side effects. These side effects may include issues with absorption by fatty, high protein, and fiber diets.

Known Food - Drug Interactions include:

Bananas=== may interact with antihypertensive drugs as well as diuretics. Potassium rich foods such as bananas, oranges, green leafy veggies may increase level of potassium in body when taking with said medication. Irregular heartbeats and heart palpitations are most likely to occur in patients taking medication when eating bananas

Green Veggies ==== Kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage all rich in vitamin K should not be taken with warfarin The green veggies can prevent the drug from working

Grapefruit Juice ==== grapefruit and its juice should not be taken with cholesterol lowering agents such as statins. Chemicals in grapefruit can cause an increase in medication potency by interacting with enzymes in small intestine and liver. Grapefruit and its juice can raise level of drug in bloodstream as well as increase risk of side effects such as muscle weakness and leg pain.

Licorice ==== glycyrrhizin can be found in this treat and may lead to sodium retention and potassium depletion. Medications such as antihypertensive and antiarrhythmic agents leading to increased blood pressure, edema and issues with the renin angiotensin aldosterone system. The named system helps control blood pressure, renal blood flow, and glomerular filtration rate

Coca - Cola==== Ibuprofen dosage should be reduced when taken with coca cola. An increase of plasma concentration when coca cola and ibuprofen are taken together leading to absorption of ibuprofen

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