What prescription drugs should not be taken together?

Specifically, drugs that slow down breathing rate, such as opioids, alcohol, antihistamines, CNS depressants, or general anesthetics, should not be taken together because these combinations increase the risk of life-threatening respiratory depression.

Can different medication be taken together?

You may take more than one medicine to treat a single condition. You may also take different medicines to treat more than one health problem. For example, you may take a statin to lower your cholesterol, and a beta-blocker to control your blood pressure.

What is it called when two medications work together?

Drug interactions can be additive (the result is what you expect when you add together the effect of each drug taken independently), synergistic (combining the drugs leads to a larger effect than expected), or antagonistic (combining the drugs leads to a smaller effect than expected).

Can pharmacists deny prescriptions?

Pharmacists can legally refuse to fill prescriptions due to religious or personal values in most states that have conscience laws. However, some states require that pharmacists avoid neglecting or abandoning the patient’s needs.

What are the 3 types of drug interactions?

Drug interactions can be categorised into 3 groups: Interactions of drugs with other drugs (drug-drug interactions), Drugs with food (drug-food interactions) Drug with disease condition (drug-disease interactions).

What should be the time gap between two medicines?

Your pharmacist will put a sticker on the your bottle to warn you of this interaction. To avoid the interaction you may need to space the timing of your doses, taking each drug 2 hours before or 4 hours after the other drug.

How long should you wait between taking different medications?

Try to divide up your dosing times as evenly as possible throughout the day: for example, every 12 hours for a drug that needs to be taken twice a day, or every 8 hours for a drug that needs to be taken three times a day.

What are 3 types of drug interactions?

There are three types of drug interactions:

  • Drug-drug interaction: A reaction between two (or more) drugs.
  • Drug-food interaction: A reaction between a drug and a food or beverage.
  • Drug-condition interaction: A reaction that occurs when taking a drug while having a certain medical condition.

What are the three possible types of interactions when two or more drugs are used?

Drug interactions can be categorised into 3 groups:

  • Interactions of drugs with other drugs (drug-drug interactions),
  • Drugs with food (drug-food interactions)
  • Drug with disease condition (drug-disease interactions).

Can pharmacist override doctor?

If you find that a drug your doctor prescribed is not working for you, a pharmacist cannot override a doctor’s prescription. You should see your doctor and have a discussion about the medications you are taking. It’s important to understand why your doctor prescribed a particular type or brand of drug.

What is drug-drug interactions with examples?

A drug interaction is a reaction between two (or more) drugs or between a drug and a food, beverage, or supplement. Taking a drug while having certain medical conditions can also cause a drug interaction. For example, taking a nasal decongestant if you have high blood pressure may cause an unwanted reaction.

What is a triplicate prescription?

TRIPLICATE PRESCRIPTION. The pharmacist keeps one copy and forwards the third to a specified state agency. Here the prescription is used to track the physician’s prescribing practices and the patient’s use of the controlled substances. With some exceptions, refills are not permitted for medications prescribed under this system.

Do prescription drugs come with a drug interaction list?

Prescription medications usually come with a sheet that explains what the drug is and how to take it safely. But most drug labels and patient handouts don’t list every possible drug interaction. Talk to your pharmacist to get the full picture. They can also answer any questions about medical terms or jargon on the drug packages.

Can You prescribe benzodiazepines in triplicate?

The New York experience with triplicate prescribing of benzodiazepines is often considered an example of this.

What is a’triplicate’?

Re: What is a “Triplicate”?? Hi Ozzybug…… A ‘triplicate’ refers to the type of prescription written by a doctor for a Schedule 2 medication. It was originally written with 3 parts to the script. One was kept by the dr while the other 2 were given to the patient.