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September 4, 2013

Concerns about food and drug interactions with medications

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NORMAN —

Foods rich in tyramine — Some foods high in tyramine such as picked foods, fermented foods and other aged foods can interact with some antibacterials, antimycobacterials and MAOI antidepressants.

Cranberry and cranberry juice should be avoided while using anticoagulants.

Alcohol — Avoid alcohol with any prescription drug as there is a long list of medications that have known interactions with alcohol including narcotics, Statins, asthma medications and many more. 

It’s also important to note that many supplements available off the counter have interactions with prescription drugs just as food does. It is important to be honest with you doctor about any and all supplements you are taking when being prescribed a new medication.

For nutritional counseling, Norman Regional Health System offers the guidance of registered dietitians. Those interested can schedule an appointment for an assessment with a referral from their family physician.

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