I have type 2 Diabetes. In the beginning all I took was one tablet of Metformin per day. 10 years later,I am now taking 6 medicines. Metformin, Telmisartan, Meloxicam, Levothyroxine, Hydrochlorothiazine and Atorvastatin.
I have recently been looking online at some of the drug interaction checkers, and what i find is alarming. So many of these drugs, seem to not be so compatible with one another, and most lead to kidney trouble. I have not want to be on dialysis.
How does one go about getting medications looked at to either eliminate some, or switch to others less harmful, or have less problematic interactions with one another?
I know it needs to be looked at by a professional, but is it your regular doctor, a pharmacist, or is there some other new specialty that can look at medicines and come up with the best solution for all these medications? Like a specialist that deals in drugs and drug interactions, that you can sit down with and go over all your medications? Like some kind of drug management?