Drinks that Interact with Drugs
Posted April 20, 2012
Consider carefully what liquid you wash medication down with: Some beverages can interact with drugs, lessening their effectiveness or even posing health hazards.
- Grapefruit Juice: This citrus slows down enzyme activity needed to process more than 50 drugs.
- Milk: Calcium makes it harder for the body to absorb some prescriptions, such as thyroid pills.
- Orange Juice: Look out for symptoms of too much potassium in your system, like muscle cramps.
- Green Tea: Vitamin K can decrease the effect of blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin).
For more great tips, pick up a copy of Prevention magazine or visit www.prevention.com.
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