There are a vast number of prescription drugs available today – too many to list in a pocket size reference guide like this. However, the most commonly prescribed drugs account for as much as approximately 80% of all prescriptions.
With this in mind, we have listed more than 80 top prescribed medications and concisely explained any interaction that may occur between the drug and a vitamin, mineral or other nutritional supplement.
We chose not to focus on herb supplements because the “sister” book to this publication, Herb Drug Interactions, covers the 100 most popular herbs and their interactions with generic drugs. Information on Herb Drug Interactions can be found at www.mediscript.net/hdsample.html. Where it was considered vital information, however, we have listed some herbs.
The information contained in this book can tell you the following:
How supplements help drugs work better
Which drugs deplete your body of important nutrients
Which drugs and supplements should never be taken together
Which drug side effects can be reduced by taking a particular supplement
Millions of biochemical reactions take place within your body all the time. What you eat, drink or in any way ingest can influence those biochemical reactions, and influence the effect of prescription drugs.