Food and Medication Combinations to Avoid

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Food and Medication Combinations to Avoid

Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 | 3 min reading time

Food and medication combinations

Did you know that when the medicine you take interacts with foods and beverages you ingest, you could experience nasty side effects?

Common side effects of mixing certain foods and medications include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Ineffectiveness of medication
  • Exaggerated side effects
  • Increased heart rate

Go to the nearest Urgent Care Centre (UCC) if:

  • you have unusual symptoms
  • you feel unwell when you take your medication
  • you have questions about your medication
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