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Interactions information for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

8 January 2021This page summarises and signposts to information about interactions with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Interactions information for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

11 December 2020Summary This page summarises and signposts to information about interactions with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine and other medication The manufacturer’s information for healthcare…

Thickening agents and thickened fluids: do they interact with medicines?

14 October 2020This Medicines Q&A considers interactions between medicines and thickening agents or thickened fluids. Thickening agents can be starch- or gum-based. Some drug interactions are specific…

Handling questions about herbal medicines (or dietary supplements) and conventional medicines

12 October 2020UKMi Quality and Risk Management Group Increasingly, patients and healthcare professionals are faced with concerns about interactions between complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), and conventional…

How do amlodipine and felodipine compare for the treatment of hypertension or prophylaxis of stable angina?

25 September 2020This updated Medicines Q&A reviews the data available to assist decision-making when choosing and switching between amlodipine and felodipine for the treatment of hypertension or…

What is the clinical significance of potential drug interactions with local anaesthetic preparations used in primary care dentistry?

30 July 2020This updated Medicines Q&A explores the clinical significance of potential interactions between dental local anaesthetic preparations and other medicines as listed in the BNF and…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  

What are the clinically significant drug interactions with tobacco smoking?

23 March 2020This Medicines Q&A summarises those drug interactions with tobacco smoking that are considered to be most clinically important. Most interactions between drugs and tobacco smoking…

Cannabidiol oil – potential adverse effects

27 February 2020Self-administration of over-the-counter bought CBD is increasingly popular and doctors and pharmacists should be aware of its potential adverse effects. The Food Standards Agency (FSA)…