Preventing Food and Drug Interactions. The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Food can affect drug absorption Food can interfere with how a drug works. A drug may affect food absorption or how vitamins or minerals are used by the body A drug can affect appetite.
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Preventing Food and Drug Interactions
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
Food can affect drug absorption
Food can interfere with how a drug works
A drug may affect food absorption or how vitamins or minerals are used by the body
A drug can affect appetite
Take pills and capsules with a large glass of water
Take NO Medicines with Alcohol !
Can lower blood pressure too much with beta blockers and nitrate containing drugs
Can cause liver damage with statin drugs
Beta blocker – Inderal, Lopressor
Nitrates – Nitro, Transderm Nitro, Isordil
Statins – Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Prevachol
No avocados, bananas, soy sauce, miso soup, sauerkraut
No ginseng, broad or fava beans or food or beverages containing caffeine like coffee, chocolate, cola drinks, tea
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines
Take your medicines to every doctor visit
Learn all you can about your drugs
Use alcohol and caffeine very cautiously if at all
Drink plenty of water