Interaction of diet and drugs in lung disease

Khrystyna O. Semen*, Olha P. Yelisyeyeva, Aalt Bast

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of review The current review aims to seek attention for the interaction between drugs and nutrition. Traditionally, drugs and nutrition are regarded as separate categories. Nutrition is to maintain health and drugs are for curing disease. Dieticians deal with food and the medical doctor prescribes drugs. During the last decade, both categories are getting closer. Recent findings Some drugs used in pulmonology lead to decrease in nutrients. Other drugs negatively affect taste. This is remarkable because the diseases for which these drugs are intended, benefit from nutrition. Gradually examples emerge that suggest that the action of drugs profit from certain dietary components. A closer look into the interaction between diet and drugs will eventually benefit the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • anticholinergic burden
  • antioxidants
  • corticosteroids
  • diet
  • drug action
  • food
  • nutrients
  • pharmacotherapy
  • side effects
  • taste


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