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A 16-year-old male asked:

can i take solodyn, advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? what are the potential drug interactions? side effects? thanks.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not at same time: Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart. Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds.See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
About 20,000 people die in the US each year from GI bleeds due to ibuprofen. Tylenol is a leading cause of liver failure! See http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/health/fda-acetaminophen-dosage/ Taking NAC with Tylenol reduces toxicity but there are safer alternatives for chronic back pain-herbs like Turmeric & Boswellia, proteolytic enzymes, microcurrent therapy.See a holistic doc for safer treatments,
Jan 30, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Check & see: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is 1 option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also a good source of info.

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