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Medication interactions and cancer treatmentMMedication interactions and cancer treatmentMedication interactions and cancer treatmentEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNADrug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z14.800000000000047.7000000000000197.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Some medications can interact with each other. Learn about taking other medications while on chemotherapy and what you need to know about drug and alcohol use.</p><h2>Can I take other medications when I’m taking chemotherapy?</h2><p>Some other medications, vitamins or natural products may interact with chemotherapy or other cancer medications. This means that when taken together, they can change how well your cancer medication works or can cause other problems that can damage your health. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Some medications, including vitamins and natural products, can interact with chemotherapy or other cancer medications and affect how they work.</li><li>Always tell your health-care team the names of all medications, vitamins and natural supplements that you are taking and do not start a new one without asking.</li><li>If you decide to experiment with drugs or alcohol, it is important to tell your health-care team as these can also have a negative impact on your cancer treatment.</li></ul>
Les interactions médicamenteusesLLes interactions médicamenteusesMedication interactionsFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNADrug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Est-ce que je peux prendre d'autres médicaments pendant les traitements de chimio?</h2><p>Certains médicaments, vitamines ou produits naturels peuvent interagir avec les médicaments de chimio ou avec d’autres médicaments anticancéreux. Cela signifie que, si tu les prends pendant la chimio, ils peuvent modifier le mode de fonctionnement de tes médicaments anticancéreux ou créer d'autres problèmes pouvant être préjudiciables à ta santé.</p>

 

 

 

 

Medication interactions and cancer treatment3464.00000000000Medication interactions and cancer treatmentMedication interactions and cancer treatmentMEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNADrug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z14.800000000000047.7000000000000197.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Some medications can interact with each other. Learn about taking other medications while on chemotherapy and what you need to know about drug and alcohol use.</p><h2>Can I take other medications when I’m taking chemotherapy?</h2><p>Some other medications, vitamins or natural products may interact with chemotherapy or other cancer medications. This means that when taken together, they can change how well your cancer medication works or can cause other problems that can damage your health. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Some medications, including vitamins and natural products, can interact with chemotherapy or other cancer medications and affect how they work.</li><li>Always tell your health-care team the names of all medications, vitamins and natural supplements that you are taking and do not start a new one without asking.</li><li>If you decide to experiment with drugs or alcohol, it is important to tell your health-care team as these can also have a negative impact on your cancer treatment.</li></ul><p>To protect your health, make sure you tell your health-care team the names of all the medications (including vitamins and natural products) you are taking. This includes medications that you take without a prescription as well as any vitamins, herbs or alternative medicines that you take for your health.</p><p>You should also talk to your health-care team about how best to stay up-to-date with your routine vaccinations (vaccines or shots) and about getting seasonal vaccines such as the flu vaccine each year.</p><h2>Important note about drugs</h2><p>Street drugs also interact with your cancer medication. As a teen, you might be tempted to experiment with different drugs, but they can have very harmful effects on your body during treatment. If you do decide to experiment with drugs, it’s important that you tell your health-care team about it. See our lifestyle section for more on <a href="/Article?contentid=3574&language=English">drugs and alcohol during treatment</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Medication_interactions.jpg