Dangerous combinations of drugs and food

Dangerous combinations of drugs and food

Today, in a century when people take a lot of different medicines, supplements and medicines, we do not even suspect how our combination of such medicines and substances that we eat each day affects our health and the body.

In this article, you will learn why you should be afraid of sandwiches, milk or even grapefruit, during periods of taking medication and in what combinations it can become dangerous!

The five most dangerous combinations of food and medicine

1. Dairy products and anti-infectious antibiotics.

Specialists draw your attention to the fact that calcium contained in ice cream, yoghurt, cheese, as well as in antacids and milk can enter into a reaction with tetracycline, which is in the tetracycline group of antibiotics (such antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections). Proceeding from this, we advise you to take antibiotics two hours after, one hour before you used anything containing calcium in your food.

2. Red wine, beef, chocolate, and antidepressants.

In all of the above products, with the help of which many brighten up their evening, contains tyramine. And tyramine is a natural amino acid that, together with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, contained in some antidepressants, can dramatically increase blood pressure. Also this natural amino acid is found in avocados, some types of cheeses and processed meats. Therefore, always check with your doctor or pharmacist which foods you should not consume with your prescription.

3. Apple puree and pudding.

Many who are uncomfortable with swallowing tablets often grind them and mix them with Apple puree or pudding - so it's easier to swallow medications. But this method is dangerous at once for two factors:

1) it is not always possible to correctly calculate the dose of the drug when it is mixed with food;

 2) the elements contained in the food can react with the components of the medicine.

To avoid unpleasant consequences, always check with your doctor or pharmacist for the possibility of such a drug.

4. Grapefruit.

Grapefruit is one of the most popular fruits, it is eaten for breakfast, they are interrupted by the appetite, but few know that this fruit reacts with a wide range of medications, such as blood pressure medications, preparations for HIV, drugs for organ transplantation, and so same with statins. The cause of this substance, called furanocoumarins - they are contained in the grapefruit and block the enzymes in the intestines, which are responsible for the cleavage of the above drugs, so these components can increase the level of medication in the blood, thereby enhancing their effect.

5. Leaf greens and warfarin.

Warfarin is a substance used for the dilution of blood and used to prevent strokes. However, this substance is blocked by the vitamin K contained in broccoli, spinach and leaf cabbage. The darker the flower, the more vitamin K is contained in it.

In conclusion, after all the above, I want to note - always, before taking a new medicine or a biological supplement, consult a doctor and a pharmacist about what products it combines with, and with what it will do you harm.