I listened to an interesting podcast today from ISMP Canada. They were talking about a drug interaction that happened in the hospital. An elderly client was taking citalopram and had an infection. The client was given azithromycin which interacted with citalopram to increase QT Prolongation. QT prolongation and low potassium contributed to her death.
Other medications can interact, especially antibiotics. One way to decrease the chance of these interactions is to embrace Lifestyle Medicine. By being healthier, there is a decrease need for medications in the first place. With less medications being taken, less drug interactions will occur.