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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.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 02 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Food and interference with medications


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