Drug Interaction Data: Drug Interactions Can Kill You!
June 23, 2014 Resources
Drug Interactions can Kill you!
Doctor mistakes kill more people than airline pilots do! The odds of dying in hospital as a result of human error are 33,000 times greater than the risk of dying in an air crash – an extraordinary figure, especially as most people are more scared of flying.
Type the name of the Drug in the space below, and click “enter” to find other drugs that should not be taken together. This search tool does not do complex searches, which include multiple drugs. Therefore, it is not a conclusive list of drug interactions.
At the bottom of this page you will find a list of common Rx Drugs. The list is provided to help with spelling drug names.
Enter Drug Name, below, and Click “Enter”
About this Tool:
This search bar will retrieve and display a given drug’s information including what the drug is used to treat and what other medications the drug is known to interact with. The data is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The plugin loads the drug and pharmaceutical data through AJAX and converts common names of drugs to the standardized RxNorm name as defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Drugs or Natural?
Without question there are times where pharmaceutical drugs can be necessary. However, there are many times where natural remedies can be successful in treating disorders and preventing symptoms. The pharmaceutical drug industry is not focused on prevention or wellness. The products sold by pharmaceutical drug companies are designed for people who are already sick, in most cases. The philosophy of the natural health and wellness community is that prevention and optimum health needs to be the focus.
For this reason, more and more, people are becoming proactive in their health decisions and choosing natural remedies where ever possible. In general, natural remedies have less side effects. However, there are no blanket ‘good for everyone’ solutions. Being wary of companies, or sales reps, which are only out to make a sale. Avoid purchasing from companies whose main focus is recruitment of sales reps. Even natural remedies should be taken upon the advice of a trained health practitioner, not from someone who has little or no training.
One of the complaints, about the natural remedy industry, is that the quality of a product is not controlled. While a product may say it has a certain herb, or remedy in it, the quality that ingredient is not controlled. This is not to say, more regulation is the answer. The answer is buy from a trusted source.
This page is not a substitute for consultation with your doctor. It is only intended for educational purposes. We inform, with the purpose of helping you realize the importance of seeking information of professionals rather than self-treatment. This tool does not show results when numerous drugs are taken simultaneously.
Consult your Doctor or Qualified Practitioner
Consult your doctor before taking over the counter drugs with prescription drugs Just because a drug was purchased over the counter does not mean that it isn’t dangerous when combined with other over the counter drugs and/or prescription drugs.
Talk to your alternative healthcare practitioners about any possible interactions with products you purchase over the counter and products you are taking on their advice. Information is paramount. Never assume.
Use Caution Combining Medications
While some health stores have well qualified staff, consulting a licensed and trained natural health practitioner, is usually a more effective way of selecting natural remedies. Self-medicating, even with natural remedies can have negative consequences.
This website does not promote products sold by unqualified distributors – such as multi-level or network marketed products, as the use of these products without discussion with a qualified practitioner may not be in your best interests. Combining products from multiple sources without seeking proper advice from a qualified practitioner can be harmful or even risky.
Drug interactions don’t apply only to prescription drugs. There can be interactions between natural remedies. Always consult a qualified practitioner. This is why we are offering you a directory of practitioners. If your practitioner is not listed on this site, please recommend they join. Wellness Connection, offers practitioners a good way of interacting with existing and prospective patients/clients.
List of Common Prescription Drugs:
Amlodipine Besylate (Norvasc)
Amphetamine Mixed Salts
Atorvastatin Calcium (Lipitor)
Budesonide Inhalation Suspension (Pulmicort Respules)
Budesonide Nasal Spray (Rhinocort Aqua)
Candesartan Cilexetil (Atacand)
Celecoxib Capsules (Celebrex)
Cetirizine (Zyrtec Syrup)
Cetririzine (Zyrtec Tablets)
Clarithromycin (Biaxin XL)
Clopidogrel Bisulfate Tablets (Plavix)
Conjugated Estrogens (Premarin)
Conjugated Estrogens/Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Prempro)
Cyclobenzaprine HCI (Flexeril)
Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol (Apri)
Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol (Kariva)
Diltiazem Hydrochloride (CartiaXT)
Divalproex Sodium (Depakote ER)
Divalproex Sodium (Depakote)
Donepezil Hydrochloride (Aricept)
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride-Timolol Maleate Opthalmic Solution (Cosopt)
Esomeprazole Magnesium (Nexium)
Estradiol Transdermal System (Vivelle-DOT)
Fexofenadine HCI and Pseudoephedrine HCI (Allegra-D 12 Hour)
Fluvastatin Sodium (Lescol XL)
Hydrocodone Polistirex and Chlorpheniramine Polistirex (Tussionex)
Insulin Lispro Injection (Humalog)
Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution (Xalatan)
Levalbuterol HCI (Xopenex)
Levothyroxine Sodium (Synthroid)
Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Aviane)
Losartan Potassium (Cozaar)
Losartan Potassium-Hydrochlorothiazide (Hyzaar)
Methylphenidate HCI (Concerta)
Metorolol Succinate (Toprol-XL)
Montelukast Sodium (Singulair)
Norethindrone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Necon 1/35)
Norethindrone/Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho-Novum)
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo)
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho Tri-Cyclen)
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol (Sprintec)
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol (Trinessa)
Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol (Tri-Sprintec)
Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Low-Ogestrel)
Olopatadine Hydrochloride (Patanol)
Oseltamivir Phosphate (Tamiflu)
Phenytoin Sodium (Dilantin)
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride (Actos)
Polyethylene Glycol (Glycolax)
Quetiapine Fumarate (Seroquel)
Raloxifene Hydrochloride (Evista)
Risedronate Sodium (Actonel)
Rosiglitazone Maleate (Avandia)
Sertraline Hydrochloride (Zoloft)
Sumatriptan Succinate (Imitrex)
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (Flomax)
Tervinafine Hydrochloride (Lamisil)
Tolterodine Tartrate (Detrol LA)
Triamcinolone Acetonide (Nasacort AQ)
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (Effexor XR)
Ventolin Inhalation (Albuterol Aerosol)
Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Nebulizer Sol.)
Wellbutrin SR (Budeprion SR)
Wellbutrin SR (Bupropion SR)
Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien)
ALWAYS check with your Doctor and your Pharmacist.