Foods and medication interactions


There are a number of medications that are effected by one or more types of foods, if consumed by a person taking the medication. This brief module identifies some of the interactions that may occur and the adverse effects that may result.

This module is suitable for any person involved in the prescribing, or administration, of medications. It is useful for Aboriginal health practitioners, midwives and nurses who may be involved in patient education, follow up and support.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Identify some of the more common interactions.
  • Know the interactions that may occur.
  • Understand the precautions that should be taken.

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