Monday, March 12, 2007

Drug interactions

A friend called and asked me: "Are there any drug interactions between Darvocet and albuterol?" Her friend had just had surgery and was on pain killers (Darvocet - acetominophen/proproxyphene) and wanted to take a puff on her inhaler (Ventolin- albuterol).

I said I didn't think so. The narcotic has lots of interations, but not likely with albuterol. "Why?" I asked.

"Well she saw this Law and Order where this girl poisoned her mom with darvocet and albuterol."

Hmm... Law and order? "You sure that wasn't darvocet and ALCOHol not ALBUTERol?"

"Hmm... yeah probably, see ya bye!"

I guess it's all in the details.