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(HealthDayNews) -- Medications can react adversely with each another and with different foods.
When you are prescribed a new drug, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests you ask your doctor or pharmacist the following questions:
What is the name of the medicine and what's it for?
Is it ok to substitute a less-expensive generic medicine for the name brand?
Are there foods, drinks, or other medicines I should avoid while taking this drug?
What are the possible side effects and what should I do if they occur?
What should I do if I miss a dose?
What should I do if I accidentally take more than I'm supposed to?
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