Doctors discover 58 new drug and supplement combinations you must NEVER take ... trends now

Doctors discover 58 new drug and supplement combinations you must NEVER take ... trends now
Doctors discover 58 new drug and supplement combinations you must NEVER take ... trends now

Doctors discover 58 new drug and supplement combinations you must NEVER take ... trends now

Doctors have discovered nearly 60 common drug combinations that could be putting millions of Americans at risk of deadly complications. 

Taking popular medicines like the blood thinner warfarin with some antibiotics, or pairing blood pressure pills with turmeric supplements, could render life-saving drugs ineffective or result in a dangerous unintentional overdose.

It means at least 20 million Americans who rely on these heart disease meds could  be unwittingly putting themselves at risk of a deadly heart attack, stroke or major bleed.

The study, by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discovered a striking 2 million potentially-harmful interactions — 58 of which had not previously been documented.

Scientists warned that the antibiotic doxycycline, available on prescription, could interact with the drugs warfarin - a blood thinner - and tacrolimus - an immune system suppressor (stock)

Scientists warned that the antibiotic doxycycline, available on prescription, could interact with the drugs warfarin - a blood thinner - and tacrolimus - an immune system suppressor (stock)

Interactions detected included the antibiotic doxycycline, or Periostat, used to treat pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and warfarin - prescribed to around 14million Americans with heart disease every year.

Avoid mixing these drugs, researchers say:

Avoid taking these drugs at the same time, the researchers say:

Ibuprofen (painkiller) Warfarin (prevent blood clots, for heart disease patients) Verelan, drug name Verapamil (for high blood pressure)  Quinine (malaria medication) Ergomar or Cafergot (Ergotamine D-tartrate, used for migraines) Ranitidine (to reduce stomach acid) Carbamazepine (epilepsy patients) Atorvastatin (lower cholesterol) Levetiracetam (antiseizure drug) Tacrolimus (immunosuppressant) Doxycycline (antibiotic) 

And these:

Turmeric supplements Warfarin (prevent blood clots, for heart disease patients) Quinine (malaria medication) Doxycycline (antibiotic)  Ergomar or Cafergot (Ergotamine D-tartrate, used for migraines) Ranitide (to reduce stomach acid) Curatil, Tegretol or Carbamazepine (epilepsy treatment) Nadolol (high blood pressure drug)

...And these:

Atrovastatin (to lower cholesterol)  Lasix or Furosemide (treat high blood pressure) Ergomar or Cafergot (Ergotamine D-tartrate, used for migraines) Ranitidine (to reduce stomach acid) Migranal, DHE or Di-hydroergotamine (for migraines) Doxycycline (antibiotic)  Digoxin (a heart failure medication)

The drugs

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