Interactions– most medications can be safely used with other medicines, but particular combinations of medicines need to be monitored for interactions. Medications can diminish or cancel the efficacy (effectiveness) of one or both mnedications when taken simultaneously.
Drug-to-drug interactions between medications fall generally into one of two main categories:
- “Pharmacodynamic” which involves the actions of the two interacting drugs, and/or
- “Pharmacokinetic”, which involves the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of one or both of the interacting drugs upon the other. Note: All Navigator Genomics Tests report on your potential drug-to-drug interactions!