n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Interactions of OTCs with prescription and nonprescription medicines : main topic
|Article Title||Interactions of OTCs with prescription and nonprescription medicines : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||85 - 88|
|Keyword(s)||Complementary medicine, Drug interaction, Non-prescription medicine and Prescription medicine|
72% of people taking prescription medication also take OTC preparations. <br>Doctors should be aware of clinically significant drug interactions when prescribing. <br>Habits and OTC preparations which may cause interactions : smoking, alcohol, herbal and complementary drugs, antacids and H2-receptor blockers, antihistamines and antinauseants, decongestants, analgesics, laxatives, bronchodilators, topical preparations. <br>It is critically important to take a comprehensive medication history.
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