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Common drug interactions

Common drug interactions

This module covers:

  • The incidence of drug interactions in the UK
  • Types of interaction, their effect on the metabolism and elimination of drugs from the body
  • Interactions of high-risk medicines
  • How community pharmacists can help prevent adverse effects of drug interactions

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Today’s NHS faces great pressures from an increasingly elderly population with multiple health conditions and high levels of polypharmacy.

This means pharmacists are more likely than ever to come across drug interactions – the modulation of a drug’s effect by prior or concomitant administration of another substance, causing the original drug to become more or less potent.

Interactions exist between many commonly prescribed and non-prescription drugs, and are more likely to occur when multiple regular

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