Medication Interactions

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2013-05-09 11:51:28 -0500
Started 2013-02-13 11:21:59 -0600

I know I have posted this before, but always within a post. I encourage everyone on here to take advantage of a free service. Go to and list all of your meds, OTC, and suppliments. What they do is once a month send you an update of any possible interactions with the meds you take and you can also see what side effects are common. In the 4 years I have belonged to this I have never received any unsolicted emails and registration is free. This is just another tool for your tool box.

27 replies

Janaye 2013-05-08 14:32:26 -0500 Report

NOTHING against doctors… BUT if you have any medicine questions,ALWAYS ask a pharmacist, they know best.. the info they have to retain and learn monthly..don't know how they do it, I'm only a tech, but whewwwwwwww… the guys/gals are brilliant…and I don't care what ya add to your meds, let them know so they can add it to your profile!! Like I said, its best to keep/ get all your drugs, from one pharmacy!!

Janaye 2013-05-08 14:24:41 -0500 Report

Just a word for all of you. The pharmacy where you get your drugs will let you know if your drugs have any interactions and what not to eat, eg; grapefruit, etc..with ceratin meds. It's always best to get all your drugs from ONE PHARMACY, or let your usual one know if you get any drugs from another, even OTC drugs, aspirin, or vits.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-05-09 11:51:28 -0500 Report

The promblem with the one pharmacy for myself and I am sure others, is that my regular drugs, 90 days, go through Express Scripts, my once or twice and done go thru my local pharmacy. Now both of these providers know my known allergies and what other RX drugs I take, but none of them deal with my OTC drugs, That is the main reason I am listed with Med Guard. They have all my RX and otc and they do warn me about possible interactions with stuff like grapefruit. BTW, I refuse to get any of my drugsfrom Wally world, aka Walmart. Everytime in the past that I have done so, I am told "It will be ready in 2 hours" Even when I am the first one there when the pharmacy opens. My local Pharmacy, Rotz, apologizes if I need to wait over 5 minutes!

cindygal1 2013-02-14 22:37:22 -0600 Report

That is a good piece of advice, I have so many problems and on so much medication that it would really help me. Thank you.

GabbyPA 2013-02-13 19:01:15 -0600 Report

You can do this also on WebMD. That is how I discovered my lisinopril didn't play nice with grapefruits.

granniesophie 2013-02-13 14:29:19 -0600 Report

This site really works. I have added new meds again, and it lets me know what reacts with what! Did you know that 81mg Aspirin reacts with everything?? I didn't either!!

jayabee52 2013-02-13 18:20:47 -0600 Report

I really had a bad experience with aspirin. So I am not really surprised.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-02-14 09:09:44 -0600 Report

Yeah, I mean how many of us know that if a woman over the age of 50 takes one 81mg of aspirin a day she will be unlikely to be able to conceive a child.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-02-14 17:36:23 -0600 Report

Nope. Of course it does not matter if she takes the aspirin or not. It is one of those statements like "All people with diabetes will die" Of course this will. So will everyone else. Yes, I know about the biological reasons, but that did not fit into the post as well as the aspirin did!

jayabee52 2013-02-13 11:25:16 -0600 Report

thanks Jim. Good to have with my box of tools. (then I can hammer my thumbnail !)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-02-13 11:31:02 -0600 Report

I know people think thier doctor or pharmacist look out for interactions, but really do they know you take Vit C, Fish Oil, or asprin? My next question for my doctor (yes, I do occasionally ask him before I decide something on my meds) is "Is Metroplol okay for me to use?" Why? According to Mediguard it can casue my insulin not to work as well, plus issues with 3 other meds I take.

GabbyPA 2013-02-14 20:37:52 -0600 Report

Doc's don't get that. You really have to have a good relationship with your pharmacist.

jayabee52 2013-02-15 01:42:15 -0600 Report

right now I am developing relationships with my dialysis techs and nurses. I have to be aware of what medication they are putting into my dialysis tubing. I haven't been asking, I think I will start asking just so I know.

GabbyPA 2013-02-15 13:30:10 -0600 Report

I ask all the time. Even at the dentist. I went to day to get a crown and I was asking about the compounds, the crowns and all the stuff they are putting in my mouth...oh so much fun.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-02-18 09:24:36 -0600 Report

"Nurse, he is asking too many questions. Increase the morphine in his line". Hey, at least you won't care what ekse they are putting in! wish you the best with the dialysis.

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