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What foods should I avoid if I take antibiotics?

F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
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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