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can I drink milk while on antibiotics

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually in proximity: Typically, this means not to drink milk an hour before and until an hour after taking your medication.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Milk: Sometimes our ability to digest certain foods can change. Try lactose free dairy products
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Generally yes.: Unless you have lactose intolerance, or milk fat raises your cholesterol and lipids intolerably, milk is not only tasty, but healthy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Milk contains the: macronutriens which are fats, carbs, and proteins. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Cow's milk is not something everyone can abs ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Taste: It tastes better but milk is pasturized to prevent infections like tuberculosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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

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