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Food can affect medication

08/27/2019 – 08:00

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How difficult it is sometimes to administer medicines to children – parents should not mix medicines with food on their own. For example, milk and dairy products may reduce or eliminate the effects of some antibiotics. "Because of the high calcium content and certain proteins in milk, the intestines are compounds that ensure the body absorbs the drug upstairs," said pharmacist Hannes Prenissl of Zwiesel in the "Baby and Family" pharmacy magazine. Antibiotics such as tetracycline and ciprofloxacin, which are prescribed for urinary tract infections, are affected. "You should pay attention to the maximum time interval between food income and medication, but at least keep it for half an hour," Prenissl recommends.

The fact that there are interactions between different drugs is well known to many patients, while the impact of food is often unknown. But they can also lead to too little or an overdose. "Their chemical composition or their effect on the body, food can significantly affect the effect of drug therapy," says the pharmacist. Nutrition usually begins to delay and the onset of action, i.e., acts slower. It plays a role in antipyretic and analgesic acetaminophen.

The current Baby and Family booklet explains what patients should consider and how they can avoid interactions.

This message is available for publication only if the source is acknowledged. "Baby und Familie" 8/2019 is currently available in most pharmacies.

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