1. the quality, state, or process of (two or more things) acting on each other.
2. reciprocal actions or influences among people, such as mother-child, husband-wife, client-nurse, or parent-teacher.
drug interaction see drug interaction.
impaired social interaction
a nursing diagnosis
accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual participates in either an insufficient or an excessive quantity of social exchange, or with an ineffective quality of social exchange. See also social isolation
alteration of the effects of a drug by reaction with another drug or drugs, with foods or beverages, or with a preexisting medical condition.
drug interaction Psychiatry The effects of 2 or more drugs when coadministered, resulting in altered effects of either drug taken alone; the drugs may have a potentiating or additive effect and serious side effects
A chemical or physiological reaction that can occur when two different drugs are taken together.
1. the quality, state or process of (two or more things) acting on each other.
2. in statistical terms, the response to one factor at any particular level, which differs according to the level of the other factor.
3. see effect modifier.
the action of one drug upon the effectiveness or toxicity of another (or others).
Patient discussion about drug interaction
Q. Is there any possibility for drug interactions when bipolar drugs and herbal drugs are taken together. My mom is on lithium. Recently she tried some herbal treatment as it’s said to have no side effects. Is there any possibility for drug interactions when bipolar drugs and herbal drugs are taken together.
A. my recommedation is to talk to your physician before taking any OTC medication or herbal meds.
Q. Can certain fruits/veggies make Ritalin less effective? I've heard this about oranges and lemons - is it true? How about other produce? How much does it weaken Ritalin?
Will taking a higher dose resolve the problem? (I currently take 10mg morning and 10mg afternoon)
A. As far as I know, oranges and lemons don't affect Ritalin. However, taking the Ritalin with food may increase the amount of drug that actually get into your body, but it depends on the specific formulation (e.g. Concerta isn't affected by food). One that takes Ritalin should avoid alcoholic drinks, since it may cause decrease activity of the brain, and also should avoid herbs of several kinds (yohimbine and ephedra).More discussions about drug interaction
THIS IS ONLY A GENERAL ADVICE - I haven't seen you or checked you, so if you have any concerns than you should consult a doctor.