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Azithromycin And Dairy
I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can i take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Can i drink one alcoholic drink while taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics? It's only one alcoholic drink through all of the process of taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics.
A : A single drink per day should not interfere significantly with your antibiotic. You raise a good point. Patients should always discuss their alcohol use with their physician and/or pharmacist upon starting new medications. Alcohol, certain fruit juices, over the counter supplements, and naturopathic medications can all potentially interact or cause side effects with certain prescription medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You should not take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or with calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, you can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with meals that contain these food items. Calcium can bind to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,but drink it all: You can mix the two together, but then you have to be sure you or your child drinks every last little bit of the combination to get all of the medicine. The medicine you ask about, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is not very palatable, especially the generic. Yu can also ask many pharmacists to flavor the medication if you or child can't stand the taste, or chase it with something like m&m's to make it taste better. ...Read more
Milk (calcium) is said to interact with Doxycycline, actually reducing its absorption. Can i have milk and cereal morning and Doxycycline afternoon?
Doxycycline: Absorption of tetracycline is in stomach and upper small intestine. Absorption of tetracyclines may be impaired by milk products, aluminum hydroxide gels, sodium bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium salts and iron preparations. The mechanisms responsible for decreased absorption seems to be chelation and an increase in gastric pH. It is therefore advisable to take doxycycline on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Can you take whey protein powder/whey protein isolate with Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin? My pharmacist said it's not dairy and its OK to take with Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
Paromomycin: There is no interaction with food. Stay away from alcoholic beverages. ...Read more
When taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI can you take acetameniaphen annd robaxin and can you drink diet soda and eat ice cream?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Given that you are in the U.S. The pharmacist would have given you specific instructions about what to be avoided with cipro. Dairy would be on that list. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Robaxin would not be on the list of drug interactions. So, yes to the medications you describe and no to the ice cream. ...Read more
I have bacteria vaginitis and taking metronidazole should I avoid eating sugars, bread and rice and things like that to avoid growth of bacteria?
Amoxil&clavulanate: Yes you can mix it in any thing as long as it gets in your stomach. ...Read more
If I cut out all sugars and wheat and dairy and only eat chicken and quinoa almond milk and apples will I lose weight ?
I have prostatitis and taking an antibiotic course, if I eat chocolates and drink carbonated drinks.Will they slow the process of killing bacteria?
No, But...: Carbonated drinks often contain caffeine, as can chocolate. Caffeine won't slow your antibiotics' work, but can irritate and stimulate your infected prostate, leaving to increased pain and symptoms. So I'd still recommend avoiding them. If you are getting worse rather than better on antibiotics, you should get another appointment with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more