The pharmacist has an incredibly important job. While it may appear that the only thing a pharmacist needs to worry about is putting pills into a bottle and making transactions with customers, pharmacists actually have to have a great depth of knowledge regarding the inner working of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacists who are not sufficiently aware of what they are doing, can end up hurting or even killing patients. One thing that pharmacists must know about in order to keep patients safe are drug interactions.
Possible Injuries from Drug Interactions
Even if a particular drug does not have any serious side effects, it may become deadly when it comes into contact with another type of drug. Because of this, pharmacists should consult with patients about their drug histories and notify them of potential interactions that may occur with any drugs their doctors have prescribed.
Possible injures that can result from drug interactions include:
It is vital that pharmacists never give a patient a drug if they have even a small doubt about a possible drug interaction.