The Dangers of Mixing Drugs

Drug interactions can be dangerous. Viewers of a short video learn about some well-known and some not-so-well-known interactions that can lead to serious consequences.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask a pharmacist or a drug representative to speak with the class about other interactions
  • Bring in examples of the warnings that come with prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs
  • Have groups research then create a wall display of other dangerous drug interactions
Classroom Considerations
  • The TEDEd resources does not include the usual comprehension check and links to related materials
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Animations demonstrate how certain drugs interact and cause problems
  • The video does not contain information on where to find information on drug combinations to avoid