A SUMMARY OF THE MOST OFTEN USED MEDICATIONS
Health care providers should be cognizant of the potential side effects of the various medications prescribed to their patients by other providers. Those concerns must include self-prescribed over the counter agents. The pharmacist is the coordinator of the team regarding prescriptive medications. Included in the list of potential offenders should be some of the over-the-counter medications and nutraceuticals with some attention to the interaction of the various combinations in the management of the patients. For example, patients often do not consider the interactions of supplemental vitamin E or Gingko Biloba with often used anti-coagulants. Questioning of patients regarding all supplements that they may use is critical and must be recorded in the chart.