Rx Corner: Commonly Asked Drug-Drug Interactions

Quick Facts About Adverse Drug Events:

  • According to the 2018 National Health Survey, about 34% of adults are taking 1 to 4 prescription drugs and 11% are taking 5 or more.1
  • Up to 8.8% of adverse drug reactions are cause by drug-drug interactions (DDIs).2
  • DDIs can be caused by both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic mechanisms.2
  • The risk for DDIs increases exponentially as a person takes more medications.

In order to receive CME credit, you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the module by clicking on Take Course
  2. Compete the CME course evaluation 

Please contact Rabia Jamil if you have any questions. 

Email: rabia.jamil@kp.org

Phone: (408) 851-3812

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

Our aim is to bring awareness to clinicians of the many different resources available to prevent potential DDIs. By being able to recognize potential DDIs, we can also provide insight on how to stratify the risks versus benefit if a drug-drug interaction could occur.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Physician Editor: Tannie Huang, MD

Editors: Andrea King, PharmD, Chikere Nwokeji, PharmD, Karen Chu, PharmD, Phoebe Lee, PharmD, Kathy Pham, PharmD, Jennifer Yu, PharmD

The presenter & planning committee members for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee/faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.


Kaiser Santa Clara is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Santa Clara designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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