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CNE ON DRUG AND FOOD INTERACTION

Date : Jan 31, 2019

 

A Continuing Nursing Education on Drug and Food Interaction was organized on Saturday, 19th January 2019 by the Continuing Nursing Education Cell of the Nursing Service Department.   Dr Nicole Rosita Pereira, Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmacology, Father Muller Medical College was the speaker of the session.  Dr Nicole stressed that drug-food interactions are important aspects of treatment among hospitalized patients. Food may alter the effects of drugs by interfering with pharmacokinetic such as absorption, metabolism and excretion. Pharmacodynamic mechanisms also play a critical role in drug food interactions by altering drug effects.  During the session, she also enlightened the nurses on the type of food that interfere with the action of common drugs prescribed to patients.