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does calcium interfere with amoxycillin and clarithromycin antibiotics. i am also taking xantac along with both meds for h pylori but i also want to prevent yeast infection. i ate activia probiotic yogurt, however it does have calcium. since i did this at

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Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 46 years experience
There : There should be no problem taking either of these while also eating yogurt. They should work well and be absorbed well. Some antibiotics are not well absorbed if you take lots of calcium pills at the very same time you take the antibiotics. Keep in mind that although yogurt has calcium in it it is not calcium pills. Take care. Try not to miss any more pills. And if you are worried eat your yogurt at other times than when you take the pills. It should still be helpful!
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Interaction as below: Probiotic strains, such as S. boulardii, L. reuteri and L. GG, decrease gastrointestinal antibiotic associated adverse effects.and consequently also increase erradication rate. Use of Diflucan can prevent yeast infection. fluoroquinolones and tetracyclines, don't work as well if you take them at the same time as calcium, iron, antacids like Tums or Maalox, or foods such as milk, cheese, or nuts.

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