As a part of the Medication Monday...I'd like to share some other known medication problems. Take a look at the list and give some thought to the experiences you've had with your meds...do any of them look familiar?
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A side effect is any effect other than the one you want. They tend to be mild, but they can still bother you. In some cases, side effects can be serious.
Alcohol often has harmful interactions with prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and even some herbal remedies. Alcohol interactions with medications may cause problems such as: Nausea and vomiting Headaches Drowsiness Dizziness Fainting Changes in blood pressure Abnormal behavior Loss of coordination Accidents Mixing alcohol and medications also may increase the risk of complications such as: Liver damage .
Some people have strong reactions to some medicines. These reactions can be deadly.
These happen when two or more medicines or herbal supplements mix in a person's body and cause a bad reaction. The symptoms can be severe and may be wrongly diagnosed as a new illness.
These happen when medicines react with food. Some drugs work best when you take them with food, but others should be taken on an empty stomach. Some medicine-food interactions can cause serious symptoms.
If you take too much of a medicine, it may trigger an adverse reaction. This can especially be a problem for people of small size and older adults. Sometimes the typical adult dose is too much for these people. Take your medicines exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine.
Long-term use of some medicines can lead to dependency. You may have a severe reaction if you stop taking the medicine all at once. Find out from your doctor if a medicine may be addictive.
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Last Updated: March 09, 2012
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