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Facts Behind Milk After Drinking Drugs

Drugs can overcome health problems we experienced. However, drug interactions when drinking milk after taking the drug should also be considered so that the drug can be absorbed optimally.

In general, the drugs contain certain ingredients that can interact differently with each person's body. This form of interaction can be affected as a result of consuming other drugs, herbal medicines, even nutrition in food or beverages, including milk.

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Drug Interactions d ith Food and Dairy

Drug interactions with food and milk may occur due to incorrect use of the accidental or ignorance of the active ingredient contained therein.

  • Deter drug works as it should.

  • Resulting in a lighter drug side effects or even become worse. At the level of the more severe, can cause new side effects.

  • Drugs can also alter the body's performance in absorbing nutrients from food.

Beware, all of the changes is risky harmful reactions.

Content of Milk and Its Influence to Function Drugs

For certain drugs, drink milk after taking the drug can be considered safe.

  • Corticosteroid drugs, namely prednisone and hydrocortisone to increase the disposal of potassium and calcium from the body. This medicine should be consumed with milk laden potassium and calcium to overcome the shortage of the mineral.

  • Drugs anti-inflammatory drugs. Most of these drugs can be bought freely, such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen. If the use of intrusive or irritates the stomach, it is recommended to be consumed with food and milk.

Some other drugs consumed with milk is not recommended because the ingredients contained in milk can inhibit the action of drugs consumed.

  • Tetracycline. Antibiotics can not be drunk with milk because the calcium in milk binds antibiotics that can not be absorbed by the intestine.

  • Drugs quinolone class of antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin. These drugs can not be taken with dairy products like milk and yogurt or calcium-fortified juice. However, ciprofloxacin can be consumed with foods that contain calcium.

  • Anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drugs, such as phenytoin. Antiseizure medication will interfere with the metabolism of vitamin D and calcium contained in milk.Likewise, the effect of calcium and vitamin D that may be able to neutralize the effects of the anticonvulsant drug. Therefore, discuss with your doctor about the consumption of milk, calcium supplements, and vitamin D when it is in the long-term antiepileptic treatment.

As a precaution, it is advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacist about the risks of drinking milk better after taking medication. Consumption of milk needs to be monitored and cared for, especially if it is offset by the use of antibiotics so that the absorption of the drug may be effective. Not only that, the consumption of foods, supplements, herbs and other drugs also need to be discussed with the doctor

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