What is a medication interaction?
A medication interaction occurs when the effect of a medication is changed in your body because of its reaction with another medication, food, alcohol, complementary medicine or herb, or illicit drug. A medication interaction can mean that your medication may not be as effective as it should be, or that you may experience unwanted or dangerous side effects.
Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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