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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 423) Last page : ( 431)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00071.2

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

Mahata Partha Pratim1, Thakur Abhimanyu2,*, Chakraborty Samprita1, Dr. Bala Nripendra Nath1

1BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, Kolkata, India

2 Dept. of Pharmacy and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: abhithakurmanyu@gmail.com


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.



Food-drug interactions, Herb-drug interactions, Pharmacokinetics, ADME.


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