Don't Assume You Know All About Your Medications

Most people unknowingly waste money & risk their health by slashing the potency of their medications in a variety of ways!
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Don't Assume You Know All About Your Medications

Postby jimithy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:40 pm

Many people believe that if their pharmacist has verified there are no harmful interactions between their medications, then they have no interaction problems.

Actually a great many medications interact with vitamins, other supplements, with what you eat or what you drink. Even the air you breathe and the natural chemicals in your body can have negative interactions with your meds.

It's very common to make a medication ineffective without knowing it. If you do that then you might as well be flushing the money you paid for the drug down the toilet. It can be dangerous if you believe you are getting the benefits of a medication when you are not. Many meds do not give you any indication that their potency has been reduced.

In this forum we are going to discuss a wide variety of ways that expensive potent medications are accidentally made less effective. Not wasting such medications will save you money and help protect your health.
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Postby dlcnurse » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:16 am

Even inexpensive medications are a waste of money if what you are taking is not effective. Not only is it a waste of money, it could be life threatening and it cost you alot--maybe not in money but in your life expectancy and your health.

With over millions of different medications, interactions with foods, environmental factors, other medications, vitamins, herbal medications, etc; there is a potential risk of losing money, losing effectiveness, potency and having increased effects that cause toxicity and increase harm from not knowing the interactions of the medications that you take.
A few ways to prevent this are:

[1] Talking with your doctor when a new script is given to you and ask
about potential problems with any supplement or herbal medication that
you take.

[2] Make sure that your doctor has a complete list of all the medications
you take including OTC medications, supplements or herbal remedies so
that before a prescription is written that your doctor can check the new medicine against the list.

[3] Make a list of all the medications that you are taking and give a copy to your pharmacist, and if you use more than one pharmacy, ensure that all the places you have scripts filled has a copy of it.

Be Pro-active in your own life and make sure that you aren't losing money, aren't going to have major interactions when taking medications, and prevent harm to yourself.
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Postby rogerjack » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:56 am

Actually a great medicines can be need so many vitamins suppliments. Even the air you breathe and the natural chemicals in your body can have negative interactions with your meds. These is really nice post to share with us.
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Re: Don't Assume You Know All About Your Medications

Postby jimithy » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:20 pm

updated and checked for broken links. 8/9/2011 by jimithy
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