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Steve Van Nattan

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INTERACTION OF FOOD WITH DRUGS

ANTIBIOTICS
If you TakeAviod the Following FoodsTo Prevent these Interactions
Ampicillin: Amcill, Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin

Erythromycin: E-Mycin, Ilosone, Ilotycin, Pediamycin

Penicillin: Pentids, Bicillin

Tetracycline: Achromycin, Panmycin, Sumycin

Acidic foods: caffeine, citrus fruits and juices, cola drinks, pickles, tomatoes, vinegar, wine

Calcium-rich foods: Cheese, milk, cream, ice cream, yogurt, calcium and iron supplements

When taken with these antibiotics, acidic foods and beverages can interfere with the absorption of the drugs and impair their effectiveness.

Dairy products, iron supplements, antacids and laxatives can interfere with absorption. However, all of the foods listed can be eaten two hours before or after medication..


ANTICOAGULANTS
If you TakeAviod the Following FoodsTo Prevent these Interactions
Coumadin,

Panwarfin,

Dicumerol

Foods rich in Vitamin K: Asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, egg yolk, kale, liver and liver pate, potatoes, spinach, turnip greens, vegetable oil, watercressVitamin-K-rich foods produce blood-clotting substances and reduce the effectiveness of oral anticoagulants.

MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOIs)
If you TakeAviod the Following FoodsTo Prevent these Interactions
Antidepressants: Marplan, Nardil, Parnate

Blood Pressure Drugs: Eutonyl, Eutron

Antibiotic: Furoxone

Avacado (and food made with it like guacamole), bananas, beer, caffeine(coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate andcolas), caviar, aged cheese(Cheddar, Camembert, Stilton), fava beans, figs (canned), herring (pickled), liver (especially chicken liver), cured meat (balogna, sausages, salamis), meat tenderizers or extracts, raisins, sour cream, soy sauce, wine (especially Chianti and sherry), Yeast extract (including brewer's yeast), yogurtThese foods contain tyramine, which, when mixed with MAOIs, may cause changes in blood pressure that can be fatal. Danger signs include headache, neck soreness, nausea, vomiting, flushing, sweating, and chest pain. Patients should avoid these foods completely while taking MAOIs and for two weeks after the medication is stopped.

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS
If you TakeAviod the Following FoodsTo Prevent these Interactions
Aldomet, Aldoril, Digoxin, Diuril, Inderal, IsmelinNatural licoriceNatural licorice contains glycyrrhiza, which, when eaten in large amounts, may lead to water retention and drive up blood pressure. Artificially flavored licorice is a safer choice.

ASTHMA MEDICATION
If you TakeAviod the Following FoodsTo Prevent these Interactions
 TheophylineCaffeinated beverages and food:Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, tea

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein dietsCharcoal-broiled beef

Caffeine-containing products may exaggerate the stimulant effects of theophyline.

A low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet and charcoal- broiled beef can decrease the drugs effectiveness.

 

The moral of the story is this.....
If you enjoy food, find a doctor who does integrative medicine who will
help you find alternative herbal and food options for your disorders.
Better yet, change your lousy habits of life, and you may not HAVE a disorder.

 

LINKS:

FDA Suggested Links About Food:  
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/nutrlist.html

Nutricianal Value in Foods:  
http://www.agricola.umn.edu/nutritiontools/USDA/selectFood.cfm

Iron Deficiency Topics:
http://www.infed.com/calcltor.htm

Australian Source of Interest:
http://health.med.monash.edu.au/healthyeating/variety/

 

 

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