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Can I drink milk while on antibiotics

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Usually in proximity: Typically, this means not to drink milk an hour before and until an hour after taking your medication.
Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
With the meds: It is referring to when you take the medication. You are ok to drink milk after a couple hours. Note: this does not apply to meds that say not to co... Read More
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
With med: I would suggest you should take the med at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after dairy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Less milk is better: If a liquid medicine for kids does not say something like "do not take with milk or dairy" on it, a parent can mix it with a little bit of milk, maybe... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Most imported food products from Taiwan are safe if they are used before expiration date.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Chest pain: Although many of the conditions that cause chest pain in your age group are not that serious, I think you would be better off getting at least a minim... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, unless...: Everything in life has good and bad to it. Pasteurized milk is safe (unpasteurized can have bad germs in it). For people >3 years old, non-fat (ski... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Sure.: You likely won't get as much benefit from it as your newborn or baby would (i.e. Protective antibodies), but assuming you share other bodily fluids - ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Most of them: That depends on the antibiotic. It's ok with most of them, but avoid alcohol with Metronidazole (flagyl) and tinidazole (tindamax). When in doubt, ask... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Taste: It tastes better but milk is pasturized to prevent infections like tuberculosis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Cold: Sure. I would recommend perhaps a milkshake as it is cold. Avoid using a straw for the first 24 hours as this may cause bleeding or loss of the initia... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
If chest pain occurs: very quickly, would be c/w esophagus issues/esophageal spasms as part of your response to what you are swallowing. This can occur with anything. Coord... Read More
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