The body’s response to drugs by one person may differ from responses in the other.
Almost each package of the drug the manufacturer says that you shouldn’t use them on their own, and it is better to consult a doctor. The reason is that every drug has its own characteristics: dosage, time of administration, compatibility with other medications or foods.
Experts suggest to remember the combination of drugs and foods that may lead to undesirable consequences.
1. Antibiotics + vinegar
Antibiotics can kill not just harmful bacteria, but also those, which are necessary for normal functioning of the stomach. But because abdominal pain is a frequent companion of these medicines. The use of acidic products, especially those containing vinegar will lead to unnecessary burden on the stomach.
During treatment it is recommended to eat dishes, steamed or boiled vegetables, it is better to choose wholemeal bread.
2. Antibiotics + soda
Sweet drinks lead to bloating. And in combination with medical drugs further complicates the gastro-intestinal tract. First and foremost this concerns antibiotics.
Doctors suggest drugs to drink only bottled water and throughout the day for adults to drink her 2.5–3 litres, children – 1.5–2 liters.
3. Contraceptive + St John’s wort
One of the most popular herbs for herbal teas – St. John’s wort – in combination with birth control medications may reduce the effectiveness of the pills. And in the case of pregnancy the use of this plant, on the contrary, jeopardizes the carrying a child.
4. Allergy medication + juices
Drinking anti-Allergy medication (e.g., Fexofenadine) with Apple, orange or grapefruit juice, you can reduce the impact of the drug on the body. These drinks inhibit the peptide transportorul the drug from the intestine into the bloodstream.
Treatment is usually added hypoallergenic diet. From the diet exclude fruits, berries, all kinds of nuts, and alcoholic beverages. You can have beef, broccoli, all green vegetables, rice, apples and buckwheat.
5. Anticancer drugs + milk
Many drugs designed to fight the tumor, change their properties when interacting with the enzyme called xanthine oxidase. In high concentrations it is found in cow’s milk. Because we have to distinguish between the reception of anti-cancer drugs and drinking milk.
To the list of products that are not available at this time, also include sesame seeds.
6. Drugs cough + citrus
Cough medicine dextromethorphan (its analogs – scopex, Tussin, the pharmacy was) incompatible with vitamin C: it does not active ingredient of the drug to be broken down, causing a person drowsiness, dizziness and ringing in the ears. Experts suggest between taking these medications and citrus to comply with an interval of 5 hours.
Add more into the diet pineapples or pineapple juice. Due to the enzyme bromelain it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to remove sputum.
7. Paracetamol + alcohol
Our body for breaking down alcohol and paracetamol is using the same enzyme. Because the doctors suggest between alcohol use and medications to wait at least 6 hours. The combination can lead to serious violations of the liver and kidneys.
8. TB drugs + fatty food
Anti-TB drugs such as isoniazid, require a strict diet prescribed by your doctor, because food with a high fat content and reduces serum concentrations of the drug and results in incomplete destruction of bacteria.
9. Aspirin + orange juice
Aspirin doctors do not recommend to use simultaneously or after a short period of time with the citrus juices. This combination will irritate the gastric mucosa. And grapefruit juice will also reduce the impact of drugs on the body. By the way, to wash down the aspirin is also not recommended for and milk – in this case, pills lose properties.
Doctors recommend to give up the combination with spicy food – this can lead to gastritis and ulcers.
10. Anti hypertension + salt
At the time of receiving of anti-hypertensive medication for effective treatment, the experts recommend to abandon the use of salt. This means that canned food, sausage, all kinds of pickles, prepared foods prohibited. In addition, you need to avoid combinations of drugs – ACE inhibitors (enalapril, captopril, lisinopril) with foods high in potassium (apricots, bananas, eggplant). Excess potassium leads to cardiac arrhythmias.
Recommended foods rich in fiber. This is the unsweetened varieties of fruit, berries and vegetables.
11. Diuretics + bananas
Drugs such as triamterene, reduce the ability of the kidneys to remove potassium. And the excess of this chemical element can cause heart palpitations. You should avoid eating large quantities of foods high in potassium (bananas, oranges and green leafy vegetables).
Of course, the body’s response to drugs by one person may differ from responses in the other. We advise you not to appoint and not to cancel medication alone, and to consult on issues of interest to doctors.