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Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: You should not...

...Because many antacids contain calcium which binds tetracyclines and prevents absorption.

In brief: You should not...

...Because many antacids contain calcium which binds tetracyclines and prevents absorption.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology

In brief: No

Tetracycline is bound by calcium and iron among other metals.
Most antacids contain calcium which prevents the proper absorption of tetracycline.

In brief: No

Tetracycline is bound by calcium and iron among other metals.
Most antacids contain calcium which prevents the proper absorption of tetracycline.
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dr. HECTOR Franco
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