A 20-year-old female asked:
i was instructed to take ciprofloxacin 2h apart from milk, what about food that contains milk e.g. milo?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
It's the calcium: Hi, it's mainly the calcium that is the concern. Calcium theoretically makes cipro (ciprofloxacin) less effective. But honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Otherwise, you can try to cut out calcium from your diet for however many days you are going to be on cipro (ciprofloxacin), but it's not practical, and many patients consume calcium rich foods while one cipro (ciprofloxacin) and they do just fine.
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
Dr. Charles Turck answered
16 years experience Pharmacology
Space it out: Milo contains milk, and is often added to milk, so you must space it out from Ciprofloxacin administration. You should take your ciprofloxacin 2 hours before or 6 hours after Milo. Other products included in this rule are dairy products, antacids, multivitamins, or juices with added calcium.
Answered on Mar 28, 2016
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