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Should I avoid any foods or beverages while taking zinc sulfate?

Avoid foods that are high in calcium or phosphorus. They can interfere with your body's ability to absorb zinc sulfate. High-calcium or high-phosphorus foods include: milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, dried beans or peas, lentils, nuts, peanut butter, beer, cola soft drinks and hot cocoa. Zinc sulfate can reduce the effectiveness of certain antibiotics, so tell your doctor about other medications you use when taking zinc sulfate.

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