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Avoid these with heart medications

June 1, 2013

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Interactions with common foods, beverages, vitamins, and supplements can change how your medicine works.

If you have heart disease or are at risk for it, you probably take two or more prescription drugs. It's in your best interest to make sure these drugs work as well as they should. That's why you need to know about foods, beverages, vitamins, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, or other prescription medications that could interact with your medications. An interaction may cause the drug to become more powerful or less effective. If either happens to you, your heart disease could progress, or you might be at increased risk for a heart attack or fatal arrhythmia.

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