Multiple prescription interactions could cause serious drug injury
June 9, 2011
Patients who take multiple prescription medications should talk to their doctor about drug interactions because the risk of drug injury.
According to redorbit.com, a study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School discovered that Paxil, when taken with Pravachol, resulted in a serious drug injury risk – a rise in blood glucose levels.
Pravachol is a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol.
Researchers made the discovery of the potential drug injury using adverse-event reporting database methods maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other sophisticated electronic medical records.
Does your doctor ask you about other medications you’re taking before prescribing you something else? Does your medical professional inform you of all the potential side effects?