What to Avoid Eating When You Are on Antibiotics

A common medication prescribed to patients experiencing bacterial infections is the antibiotic. Also known as antibacterial, it is a drug that either kills bacterium or stops them from multiplying. Similar to other types of medicine, doctors provide specific instructions to patients who they prescribe it to. In fact, those who take such medication may be prohibited from eating the following:

1. Dairy Products

Make no mistake; under normal circumstances milk is good for your body. However, if the patient is prescribed with medication rich in quinolone (in charge of preventing bacteria from replicating), then anything with dairy content may hinder the absorption of the medicine.

2. Leafy Vegetables

Another surprising entry (considering it is full of nutrients), but the reason behind this is because lettuce and cabbage in particular contain ample amounts of Vitamin K, which potentially inhibits the absorption of the antibacterials in the bloodstream.

3. Acidic Foods

The intestine is full of enzymes. Whenever someone takes medication, these digestive chemicals facilitate the metabolising of the consumed substance to be absorbed by the body. This process, however, might be hindered by high levels of acidity.

4. Alcoholic Beverages

Beer, in particular, is known to eliminate some of the useful cells in the body. Other than that, when taken together with antibiotics, the combination produces more nasty results. Some of the milder effects include nausea and drowsiness. However, it could also produce results such as intense vomiting and even rapid heart rate.

Whenever you are prescribed with antibacterial medication, avoid eating the foods listed above to be safe. Of course, your doctor would know better as to what and what not to avoid, so it would be better to ask first. If you happen to have any craving for delicious treat, such as for potato rosti, a visit to your physician would make you aware if it’s okay to eat it if you are taking antibiotics. But generally, the said treat is a tasty one that does not have contraindications.

It is also important to gauge your body’s reaction to the medication. It helps to know if there are specific signs to look out for. If you happen to experience a different set of side effects, let your doctor know immediately in order to get a more accurate diagnosis. For advice on how to improve your health while you are sick, read the rest of the articles on the blog.