The dangers of mixing drugs

I have plenty of experience with mixing drugs. Legal, illegal and mostly prescribed ones. I can tell you first hand how dangerous can some of them become when used together. Or how some of them just don’t mix with specific nutrients.

So, what happens when you mix drugs?

There are also some foods, which can be dangerous when they’re used in combination with some drugs.

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy Products/Calcium
  • Fiber
  • Grapefruit juice
  • High-Fat Meals
  • Protein-Rich Foods
  • Tyramine
  • Vitamin C and Fruit Juices
  • Herbs – I won’t point out any specific ones, because there are so many of them. It’s best if you consult with a doctor or pharmacist when it comes to combining drugs with anything, either is it a food, a herb or a supplement.
  • Some doctors are very well informed and they inform the patients about the dangers of mixing the drugs too, but some just don’t. And then it’s up to you to figure out why you suddenly don’t feel so good or to prevent that from happening in the first place.

    What about you, do you have any experience when mixing food or medications with another one didn’t end up so well?

    Sources:
    Drug Interactions: A Guide for Consumers
    Food-Drug Interactions
    U.S. Pharmacist

    Some online interaction checkers:
    Drugs.com
    Drugbank
    Medscape
    Examine.com (not an interaction checker, but really informative site about nutrition and supplements)

    4 Replies to “The dangers of mixing drugs”

    1. I had a bad interaction to an MAOI anti depressant called Nardil when I inadvertently ate cheese that was in a spaghetti dish. My local hospital had no idea what was going on and sent me on my way with ‘exhaustion’ so by the time my psych doc was called in, I’d suffered brain damage and nearly died from the whole experience.
      It’s scary so always good to check with a professional what to avoid and what is safe. I knew cheese could interact but I never thought twice about accepting leftover food from someone and not knowing I was eating cheese. Gotta be very aware.

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        1. It’s a shame they have so many downfalls because it truly was an effective drug for my bipolar depression.
          But yeah, I am glad it worked out in the end, even if I am minus 30 IQ points.

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