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Taking a new medication may mean switching up your lifestyle a bit — and that includes the foods you eat. A food-drug interaction means that a specific nutrient or compound within the food changes the way your body metabolizes the medication, and this can either enhance or reduce the dose your body gets, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
If you’re like a lot of people, you go to the pharmacy as much as 10 times as often as you go to your primary care doc—but have never actually talked to your pharmacist. That’s too bad, because the person filling your prescriptions can do a lot more than dole out meds.