Deadly Drug Duos

Last week's recall of a blood-pressure pill warns us to avoid drug interactions. Here's how

Doctors call it the brown-bag test. The idea is to have you dump the contents of your home medicine cabinet plus your favorite vitamins and over-the-counter remedies into a bag and bring it to their office so they can see just exactly which pills you're popping. The findings can be horrifying. You may discover that those little white tablets and the big blue gel caps you're swallowing are actually dangerous when taken together. The more prescription medicines you take, the greater the risk.

Got Hismanal (an allergy drug) and Nizoral (an anti-fungal medication) in that bag? Together they can trigger...

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