Do You Eat? Take Meds? Then You Need the Food Drug Interaction Guide

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 17:22 | Filled in Personal Responsibility

The Food and Drug Administration Consumer Education About Medicine program publishes a guide to help consumers avoid harmful interactions between the medicines they take and the food they eat or beverages they drink:

Avoid Food-Drug Interactions-A Guide

Many drugs are listed by name, categorized by what conditions they are prescribed for: allergies/asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, gastroesophageal reflux, Infections, osteoporosis, etc.

I was chagrined to learn that, as someone who takes medication for hypothyroidism, I should avoid walnuts. This is the first time I had been warned to avoid this favorite add-in to my morning yogurt, at least until several hours after I take my Synthroid.

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