Drug interactions: understanding, predicting and managing them.

There are many situations in which you might use several medicines at the same time in a companion animal – for example, to treat a chronic disease or multiple conditions in older animals; to achieve broad parasite protection; in anaesthetic protocols; and when anaesthetising animals on long-term drug treatment. This module covers: the principles of interactions and their potential consequences; interactions with herbal medicines and nutraceuticals; where to find information about interactions and what to do with it; and practical tips on predicting, avoiding and managing drug interactions.