*Always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your medical treatment.
While people may know taking certain over-the-counter medications with prescriptions are not recommended, you may not know that some of those over-the-counter medications may also reduce the effectiveness of some oral chemotherapy drugs. Some interactions may even be dangerous for patients.
As Dr. Stephen Lynch, Primary Care and Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix says, “patients may take oral anti-cancer therapies for years, and the fear is they get lulled into complacency and overlook mentioning to their doctor that they’ve started taking certain medications.”
Read more on why Dr. Lynch tells patients to make sure all your doctors know everything you are taking.
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