Understanding and managing common drug interactions

Aris Saoulidis, Christianne Micallef

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Drug interactions are common in clinical practice and have a direct effect on patients' morbidity and mortality. However, with the appropriate knowledge they can be avoided. The administration of drugs is an essential nursing task and an increasing number of specialist nurses are also independent prescribers. This article details some of the common patterns of drug-drug interactions and aims to support nurses in optimising patients' medicines use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2022


  • adverse reactions
  • clinical
  • drug administration
  • drug interactions
  • medicines
  • medicines management
  • medicines review
  • nurse prescribing
  • pharmacology
  • prescribing

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