Canterbury DHB

Context

Drug-Food Interactions

The timing of medicine administration with regard to food is not important for most medicines.
Limit advice about food to those few medicines where the interaction is clinically relevant.

In This Section

Pharmacokinetics

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Food effects on drug oral bioavailability and clearance

Food may alter the oral bioavailability and clearance of drugs. (See Pharmacokinetic Table for individual medicines).

Absorption

First pass (pre-systemic) metabolism

Clearance

Drug effects on food oral bioavailability and clearance

Drugs may alter the oral availability and clearance of foods. See pharmacokinetic table.

Absorption

Clearance

Pharmacodynamics

Food can alter the effects of drugs

Drugs can alter the effects of food

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Last Updated:

December 2020 (Drug-Food Interactions)

Next Review Due:

June 2021

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Topic Code: 93256