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Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions

edited by
Beverly J. McCabe,
Eric H. Frankel
and Jonathan J. Wolfe


  • Presents basic concepts, terminology, and clinical issues to promote effective communication across discipline lines
  • Identifies new foods, supplements, and ethnic dishes that may contribute significantly to food-drug interactions
  • Explores specific topics such as diseases, disorders, and lifestyle choices
  • Provides practical models and tools for learning, planning, and implementing programs to prevent interactions
  • Includes appendices that provide a quick reference for important values, formulas, patient assessment and education tools

Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions is an interdisciplinary guide to the prevention and correction of negative food-drug interactions. Rather than simply list potential food-drug interactions, this book provides explanations and gives specific recommendations based on the frequency and severity of reactions.


  1. Pharmacy: Basic Concepts

    • Background View of Drugs
    • The Perfect Medication
    • Drug Delivery and Administration
    • Dosage Form
    • Compounding: What's Old is New Again
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Pharmacodynamics

  2. Biopharmaceutics of Orally Ingested Products

    • Pharmacokinetic Parameters
    • Gastrointestinal Physiological Response to Ingested Foods and Liquids

  3. Drug Interactions: Basic Concepts

    • Types and Mechanisms of Drug-Drug and Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    • Unclassified Interactions of Nutritional Status and Drugs

  4. Nutrition and Metabolism

    • Ingestion and Absorption Concepts
    • Absorption and Digestion
    • Digestion
    • Metabolism
    • Elimination

  5. Food and Nutrition Update

    • Introduction to Nutrition as Foods
    • Nutrient Recommendations
    • Uses of the Dietary Reference Intakes
    • Dietary Guidelines for Planning
    • Assessment of Diet Quality
    • Nutrition Labeling and Health Claims
    • Functional Foods
    • Food Safety
    • Consumer Health Information
    • Future Trends

  6. Monitoring Nutritional Status in Drug Regimens

    • Major Drug-induced Malnutrition
    • Nutrients Commonly Affected by Drugs
    • Clinical or Medical History
    • Drug History
    • Diet History
    • Physical Examination for Drug-induced Malnutrition
    • Malabsorption
    • Anemia
    • Neuropathies
    • Dermatitis
    • Bone Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Disease
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Side Effects and Impact on Dietary Intake by Drug Category
    • Digestive Diseases
    • Respiratory Agents
    • Immunosuppressants
    • Psychotropic Agents
    • Food and Supplement Precautions

  7. Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Disorders and Drugs

    • Medications Used to Treat Disorders of the Mouth and Throat
    • Gastrointestinal Disease States
    • Medications Used to Treat Metabolic Disorders:
    • Appetite Enhancers
    • Enzyme Replacements
    • Drugs Affecting Fluid Balance
    • Diabetes Insipidus

  8. Drug Interactions in Nutrition Support

    • Drug-induced Metabolic Alterations in Nutrition Support Patients
    • Drug Interactions Specific to Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition
    • Drug Interactions Specific to Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition
    • Medication dosage Form Issues
    • Admixing Drugs With the Enteral Feeding Formula
    • Medications Clogging the Feeding Tube
    • Enteral Tube Feeding Intolerance: Medication Culprits
    • Monitoring and Management Strategies for Drug Interactions in Nutrition Support Patients

  9. Alcohol: Interactions with Nutrition and Drugs

    • Kinetics
    • Alcohol Consumption Patterns
    • Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Nutrtion
    • Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Particular Nutrients
    • Alcohol and Disease Induction

  10. Nutrition and Drug Regimens in Older Persons

    • Nutritional Assessment Overview
    • Cost Effective Prevention in the Elderly
    • Basic Definitions in Nutrition Assessment
    • Incorporation of Nutritional Assessment into the Traditional History/Physical/Laboratory
    • Identifying Those Who Need Nutrition Support
    • Nutrition Support, Supplementation, and Replacement
    • Overview of Nutrition Support
    • Indications for Nutrition Support
    • Energy and Protein Requirements
    • Nutrition Support: Walking the Talk
    • Four Stages of Nutrition Support

  11. Obesity and Appetite Drugs

    • Defining Obesity
    • Etiology of Obesity
    • Management of Obesity
    • Over the Counter Medications
    • Prescription Appetite Suppressant Drugs

  12. Nonprescription Drugs and Nutrient Interactions

    • Self Care
    • Effect of Food/Nutrients on Medication Absorption
    • Effect of Food/Nutrients on Medication Metabolism
    • Effect of Food/Nutrients on Medication Excretion
    • Effect of Medication on Food/Nutrients Absorption
    • Effect of Medication on Food/Nutrients Metabolism
    • Effect of Medication on Food/Nutrients Excretion

  13. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Interactions with Drugs

    • St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    • Garlic (Allium sativum)
    • Ginkgo Biloba
    • Panax Ginseng
    • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
    • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
    • Ephedra (Ma Huang)
    • Disconnect between in vitro and in vivo Findings
    • Culinary Herbs and Mineral Supplements

  14. Dietary Counseling to Prevent Food-Drug Interactions

    • SAFER : Source, Assessment, Foods, Evaluation, and Review
    • Practical Issues: Priorities for Dietary Assessment and Counseling
    • Food and Drug Interaction Education
    • Food Safety:
    • Biogenic Amines: A critical review

  15. Prevention of Drug-Food Interactions

    • Considerations Before Dispensing
    • Averting Drug-Food Interactions
    • Weaving the Safety Net
    • The Professional Caregiver's Role in Coordinating Therapy

  16. Drug Nutrient Interaction and Joint Commission for Health Care Organizations

    • Responsibility in JCAHO Standards
    • Approaches to Implementation
    • Settings for Implementation
    • Future Implications

  17. Computers in Nutrient-Drug Interaction Management; Understanding the Past, the Present and Building a Framework for the Future

    • Background View of Computers
    • Software, the Key to Manipulating and Managing Data
    • Background View of Computers in Pharmacy and Nutrition
    • Computers in Nutrient-Drug Interaction Management
    • Challenges to the Management of Nutrient-drug Interactions
    • Data, the Building Block of Information
    • Computer Applications for Nutrient-Drug Interaction Management
    • Clinical Responsibility


  • Basic Pharmacy
  • Useful Tools for Food and Drug Calculations
  • Guidelines for Food and Drugs
  • Food Composition Tables
  • Screening and History Tools

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Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions
edited by Beverly J. McCabe, Eric H. Frankel
and Jonathan J. Wolfe

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