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Q: I’m on medication for a few different conditions and am concerned about harmful drug interactions. What can I do to lower the risk of this happening?

For starters, talk to your health coach. Every patient should know about the warnings for their medications and speak with a health care professional on this subject. Besides learning how drugs may interact with each other, everyone should have an idea how their medications could react with certain foods and beverages, as well as with various supplements, including popular herbal and muscle-building supplements.

It’s a good idea to always carry a full list of your medications, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, in case of an emergency. If you have questions about prescriptions, please speak with a health coach from your on-site Health Center. Pharmacist Tom Glover (270-667-2295 or thriftyp@bellsouth.net) is another member of the Wells team who is happy to answer questions about potential drug interactions and help employees and their families identify effective medications.