2013 Winter Lecture 5: Interactions between medicines and food supplements Event as iCalendar

20 August 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, City Campus

Speaker : Professor Gil Hardy PhD FRSC

Interactions between medicines, foods and nutrients include pharmacokinetic interactions, i.e. those affecting the absorption, distribution, metabolism and/or elimination of the medicine or nutrient. The clinical consequences of such interactions can include nutritional deficiencies, drug toxicity, and/or loss of therapeutic efficacy.

Providing optimal nutrition therapy is as vital to patient outcome as prescribing the correct drug, but as our knowledge of clinical nutrition and pharmaconutrition has expanded, so too have the complexities of the nutrition and drug therapies that patients are prescribed. The two extremes of nutritional status (i.e. malnutrition and obesity), food and food supplements, fruit juice interactions with medicines, enteral and parenteral nutrition regimens, all influence drug disposition and drug absorption.

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public. No bookings required.

Contact info: For further information phone 373 7599 ext 87698