Avoiding Drug Interactions Explained in New FDA Consumer Video

When taking prescription drugs, patients should be careful to avoid interactions – with certain foods, dietary supplements, and other drugs – that can lead to health dangers. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that patients learn about the warnings for their medications and talk with their pharmacist or doctor about how to lower the risk for interactions. FDA has developed a consumer video explaining the types of drug interactions and how to avoid them. FDA also provides consumer information on the Avoiding Drug Interactions page of its Web site.