Mixing Antibiotics & Vitamins

Can you take multivitamins with antibiotics together? I was told that the vitmains would make the antibiotics ineffective.

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

3 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest

It depends on what vitamins and what antibiotics

Some interact and some dont - it depends on the actual details.

Check with your pharmacist if in doubt and they can run a query through their computer system to check for interactions

I'm a medic with a special interest in <a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="http://www.bloodpressurehigh.com/" class="comlink">Blood Pressure Treatment</a> with a particular focus on low blood pressure symptoms and treatment . <a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="http://www.treatment-for.com" class="comlink">Treatment for shoulder pain </a> and joint pain also takes up most of my working day.

Some antibiotics will bind up with the MINERALS contained in some vitamin products and also dairy products.  Then you may not get the full dose of the antibiotic.  Best to ask the pharmacist when you get your prescription filled, some you can just avoid the dairy products a couple of hours apart from the antibiotics, but since the minerals are more potent, it is best to avoid them by several hours, or just not take them at all while on the antibiotic.  Like the tetracycline antibiotic, since it is usually taken 4 times daily, or the quinolone antibiotics (like ciprofloxin) which is taken twice daily, it is usually recommended to avoid minerals for 4-6 hours, so best to just skip them while on the antibiotic. Another quinolone, Levaquin, and Avelox are only once daily, so you could take the antibiotic at bedtime and the minerals in the morning, or the other way around. Hope I was of some help, but still best to ask the pharmacist when you get the prescription, and you can always call if you forget.

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: How long do oral antibiotics last

how long do oral antibiotics last

Asked: I s imipenem along with invanz a good ...

Is imipenem along with invanz a good antibiotic treatment for pseudomaona aeuriginosa

Asked: Can you give a dog antibiotics meant for humans

can you give a dog antibiotics meant for humans

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

I rely on baking mixes for busy times of the year ...

You can doctor up cake mixes successfully. Have you ever seen or used the 'Cake Doctor' cookbook?

Which is the best vitamin supplement out there? I ...

Product called Vemma most complete liquid nutrition available anywhere all natural and taste http://www.luvhealthy.vemma.com facebook Live Healthy / Vemma

I supposedly have some antibiotics my husband sent ...

Search for "pill identification" and you should see several web sites.

Which foods are rich in Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a fat soluble and is known to be needed by the body to ensure healthy developement of the retina to aid both colour and low light vision. it is also known to be necessary for the correct function of the reproductive system in both males and females and also to be essential for healthy ...