Volume 10 - Issue 9 - September 2002

I t’s 9 a.m., and do you know what your patient might be doing? It’s very possible that any of the three scenarios is occurring right now: 1. One of your patients, who’s undergoing treatment for acne, has ingested her morning dose of tetracycline (Sumycin) along with a vitamin-mineral supplement that has been promoted at a health food store to help her lose weight. 2. Another one of your patients, who is undergoing treatment for an infected leg ulcer, has just taken his morning dose of ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 10 minutes after he ingested an antacid that was recommended by his pharmacist