A drug interaction is a change in the way that a medicine works when your child takes it with another medicine. Alcohol, tobacco, vitamins, natural remedies, and certain foods may also interact with your child’s medicines. Some prescription and nonprescription medicines may have a drug interaction when taken together.
If your child has a drug interaction, he may have an unexpected side effect:
Higher doses of medicine can sometimes cause more side effects.
Any time your child takes a new medicine there is a chance it will interact with other medicines your child takes. To avoid problems caused by drug interactions, your child’s healthcare provider and pharmacist need to know about all of the medicines, herbal remedies, vitamins, and other supplements your child takes.
If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Be sure to keep all appointments for provider visits or tests.