Drug Rep

Drug rep came to town today peddling his drug with the words, "This drug does not have ANY drug interactions."  "None?"  I said in disbelief processing the information.

He shook his head and smiled while getting my name to write down for the luncheon he was giving.

"NO drug interactions?"  I just can't hardly believe in a statement like that.

"No drug interactions and only about 50% protein bound."

Wow.  First thing I did was go research the drug.  Oh yeah.  It interacts with metoprolol for one.  Raises the AUC of metoprolol by 50%.  Maybe he got his 50% data memorized wrong.  Here's the list Mr. Drug Rep: 

Aspirin

Carbamazepine

Cimetidine

Desipramine

Drugs that act on the brain, including antidepressants, painkillers, sedatives, and tranquilizers

Ketoconazole

Linezolid

Lithium

Metoprolol

Narcotic painkillers

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen

Sumatriptan

Warfarin

Never say "My drug has no drug interactions."  That's just not gonna fly.

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