Risks for other drugs interacting with opioid medications

Many drugs have the potential to interact negatively with opioid medications. You should review all of your medications with your health care provider so that you can reduce the risks of interactions with opioids.

“There are drug interactions, for instance, that can affect whether or not it’s safe for a person to take opioid medications,” says Dr. Carrie Krieger, a clinical pharmacist at Mayo Clinic. “Sometimes your doctor may need to adjust your medications, or adjust the doses of your medications if there are interactions that can be significant in terms of increasing your risk for side effects with the opioid.”

Watch: Dr. Krieger discusses the risks for other drugs interacting with opioids.

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