(Philip Crilly/ The Conversation) — As the population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This can lead to interactions and side effects that we all need to be aware of.
Not only can drugs interact with each other, they can also interact with food and drink, as well as popular herbal remedies.
Here are some of the most noteworthy to give you an overview of the combinations to be wary of.
1. Statins and grapefruit juice
Many people are prescribed drugs from the statin family to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Statins are the mainstay of cholesterol management but are not free from drug and food interactions. One particularly important interaction to note is that of certain statins with grapefruit juice. (…)