- Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, K)
- Cordarone (amiodarone)
- Coumadin (warfarin)
- Lanoxin (digoxin)
- Thyroid hormone supplements (i.e. Synthroid (levothyroxine))
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Diuretics -- including hydrocholorthiazide, Bumex (bumetanide), Demadex (torsemide), Lasix (furosemide), chlorthiazide
- Antibiotics -- including tetracycline, cephalexin, metronidazole
- Antiepileptics -- valproic acid, phenobarbital
- Cholesterol-lowering medications, such as fibrates, niacin, Pravachol (pravastatin), Zetia (ezetimibe)
- Oral contraceptives
- Anti-inflammatory -- such as Mobic (meloxicam), Aleve
- Cell Cept (mycophenolate mofetil)
- Iron supplements
Is There Anyway to Avoid These Interactions?If you are taking a BAR, you can avoid interactions by spacing the times you take your BAR from your other medications by at least four to six hours. For example, if you take your BAR at 8 in the morning, you should refrain from taking other medications until noon or 2 in the afternoon unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. This will ensure that your BAR will work well and will not prevent the other medications you take from working poorly.
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