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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2015

Pages :   423-431

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Review on Pharmacist’s Role in Mitigation of Food- Drug Interactions



Address:   Partha Pratim Mahata1, Abhimanyu Thakur2*, Samprita Chakraborty1, Dr. Nripendra Nath Bala1
1BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, Kolkata, India
2 Dept. of Pharmacy and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00071.2

ABSTRACT:
Medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, are used every day to treat sudden, short-term and long-term illness. The medicine based importance of food-drug interactions can be altered. Food-drug interactions can lead to a loss of medically helpful effectiveness or poisonous effects of drug therapy. It can help people live healthy lives for a lengthy period. Food and the nutrients they contain can interact with medicines. This can cause unwanted effects. A food-drug interaction happens when a food or on of its parts, interferes with the way a drug is used in the body. In some events, the interaction may have a helpful effect by increasing the drug effectiveness or reducing possible side effects. Most food-drug interactions happen through three methods: reduced rate or extent of concentration, increased rate or extent of concentration or through chemical/ pharmacological effects. Here an attempt has been made to briefly outline the common food-drug and drug-nutrient interactions which may be useful in combating the possible happenings of interactions. Along with this, the importance of consultation with a doctor or pharmacist prior to any sort of medication has been explained to gain maximum benefits from medicines.
KEYWORDS:
Food-drug interactions, Herb-drug interactions, Pharmacokinetics, ADME.
Cite:
Partha Pratim Mahata, Abhimanyu Thakur, Samprita Chakraborty, Nripendra Nath Bala. A Review on Pharmacist’s Role in Mitigation of Food- Drug Interactions. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(4): April, 2015; Page 423-431.
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