What foods should I avoid if I take antibiotics?

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  • ADr. F. Michael Gloth, III, Geriatric Medicine, answered
    If you take quinolones (antibiotics) such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), trovafloxacin (Trovan), tetracycline and other similar antibiotics (Achromycin, Sumycin), avoid:
    • Calcium-containing products such as milk, yogurt, vitamins or minerals containing iron, and antacids because they significantly decrease drug concentration
    • Dairy products, antacids, and vitamins containing iron because they interfere with absorption and efficacy of the antibiotics
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