Interactions: Questions to ask

Last updated: Sunday, July 05, 2015

There’s a range of further information you may need before tackling a clinical problem involving a drug interaction. Of course, you’ll want to check the patient’s drug history and medical history, and if you’re dealing with specific medicines you’ll need their indications, doses, frequencies, routes of administration and expected durations of treatment. There are some general questions to ask when problem solving, but what else do you need to know that’s specific to drug interactions?

Have a quick think about the sort of information you may need when dealing with a clinical problem involving a drug interaction. What questions might you ask about the medicines involved, and about the patient?

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