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How does oxygen interact with medications or foods?

There is no evidence that oxygen therapies interact badly with medications or foods. In fact, oxygen is needed to metabolize food to provide cells with energy. However, be sure your doctor is aware of all medications and supplements that you take. Oxygen therapies are often prescribed when people have certain conditions or illnesses, so make sure you're following the medication and diet plan outlined by your doctor. Ask your doctor specifically about any dietary restrictions you should follow when using oxygen.

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