Harvard Heart Letter

Avoid these with heart medications

Many heart medications are known to interact with certain foods, beverages, vitamins, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, and other prescription medications. An interaction may cause the drug to become more powerful, or render it less effective. When this happens, heart disease may progress, or the risk for a heart attack or fatal arrhythmia may increase. It'’s important to ask a doctor or pharmacist to examine all drugs—prescription and over-the-counter—as well as supplements to check for possible interactions.
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