The Most Common Deadly Drug Interactions

At least 1.3 million Americans are at risk of premature death due to taking combinations of prescription or over-the-counter drugs that can trigger dangerous interactions. Are your meds putting your life on the line? Click here for an Herb and Supplement Interaction Checker.

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3. Cholesterol-lowering Drugs: Statins

Twenty-four million Americans take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins on a daily basis. You may already know that statins can sometimes cause muscle soreness. Combined with the wrong prescription, OTC meds or food, statins can also cause dangerous muscle breakdown.

RX Interaction: Prescription Oral Fungal/Yeast Infection Medication

This seemingly benign-sounding drug actually amplifies and destroys muscle, which can impact the kidneys’ ability to filter out toxins and even lead to kidney failure.

 

Supplement Interaction: Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B complex also impacts muscle damage when combined with statins and can cause the kidneys to break down.

 

Food Interaction: Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit juice and statins also wreck havoc on muscles and lead to kidney damage.