Did You Know Many Commonly Prescribed Medications Have Potentially Dangerous Side Effects from Interactions with Other Medications, Over-the-Counter Drugs, Supplements and Even Food?
Pride Pharmacy implements a standard drug-drug interaction (DDI) screening process for all prescriptions. We analyze any potential and actual adverse drug reactions that might be caused by drug-drug interactions in your treatment plan. If you have a complex condition that requires multiple medications and changing prescriptions, drug interaction screening can be a valuable resource. Remember to let your pharmacist know if you are taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements in addition to your new prescriptions.
So, Over-the-Counter Medications Don't Need Drug Interaction Screening, Right?
Yes they do. Even a routinely prescribed blood thinner and common over-the-counter drug like warfarin, can cause complications. Antidepressants, alcohol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin, and even herbal products like ginko biloba and garlic can potentiate the effects of warfarin and increase the risk of internal bleeding.
Our job is to make sure that you know everything you need to know about the medications you are taking. Work with Pride Pharmacy and we can help you establish a clear medication history that can be easily referenced every time there’s a change in your medication treatment plan.
Not sure if your current medications are causing unnecessary risks? - Walk-in or call us at 1 (619) 501-5888, we will be happy to help you.