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How does a healthcare professional find out about drug interactions before giving a drug?

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Marvell 17 Apr 2010

One would hope that the prescriber is aware of the drug interactions before prescribing the medicines or at the pharmacist will pick up the interaction before dispensing the medicines.

itsmetoo2 18 Apr 2010

When given a drug always ask the pharmacist or physician about the good and the bad of a drug. This is your responsibility !

christineATU 18 Apr 2010

Whenever you bring more than one script to the pharmacy, the computer automatically warns the pharmacist of possible interactions and precautions. If you take them to separate pharmacies, be sure to tell the other pharmacist what medications you are taking and request a check on possible interactions. They are better informed than most doctors regarding your concerns. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Wish you well and good health.
Chris

christineATU 18 Apr 2010

Although many people, including myself, fail to read the very long instructions that come with the medication, it's the most informative, reliable source and should always be read.

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