8 Life-Saving Questions You Should Ask Your Pharmacist
‘What should I avoid while taking this?’
Sometimes even the most careful doctors can omit to tell you the restrictions imposed while taking a certain treatment.
For example, consuming alcohol with certain drugs can reduce their efficacy, as well as causing liver damage by exacerbating the effect of strong medication.
With other drugs, it can have the exact opposite effect, as it intensifies the drug effects – and it’s not just alcohol you should worry about.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out that grapefruit juice can affect the production of an enzyme responsible for cleaning the liver from certain medication, including blood pressure drugs.
You can avoid all these risks simply by asking your pharmacist if there are any foods or beverages you should avoid during treatment.