HAW3D1 - When we teach our patient\u2019s about their medications the education is commonly about side effects and parameters of when and how to take

HAW3D1 - When we teach our patientu2019s about their...

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When we teach our patient’s about their medications the education is commonly about side effects and parameters of when and how to take the medication. In fact I can’t say I have ever educated a patient about drug-food interactions. However, upon researching drug-food interactions I found several examples of interactions, some that I was shocked to learn about. Dairy products decrease the absorption of antibiotics including tetracycline, doxycycline, and ciprofloxacin [ CITATION Jac20 \l 1033 ]. Antibiotics may not work to the fullest benefit if the patient takes their pills with a glass of milk or after a bowl of cereal they have each morning. This is an example of how health outcomes could be compromised due to lack of medication education. Another drug-food interaction to consider during patient education is for the diabetic population. Alcohol affects insulin or oral diabetic pills, prolonging the effects of these drugs, which leads to low blood sugar [ CITATION Jac20 \l 1033 ]. Those with diabetes need educated about this drug-food interaction to prevent hospitalization and even death. References: Jacqueline Boucher, P.-C. (2020, March 5th). Expert Health Articles . Retrieved from Blanchard Valley Health Systems: - interactions

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