HIV/AIDS Glossary

Drug-Drug Interaction

A change in a drug’s effect on the body when the drug is taken together with a second drug. A drug-drug interaction can delay, decrease, or enhance absorption of either drug. This can decrease or increase the action of either or both drugs or cause adverse effects.

Related Term(s): Drug Antagonism, Drug Interaction, Drug Synergism

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Drugs can interact with other drugs.

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