Medicines and the Digestive System
Medicines taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, while usually safe and effective, may create harmful effects in some people.
Taking Your Medicine
Medicines can be an important part of treatment for serious infections. They can help relieve pain and lift depression.
A food-drug interaction can happen when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.