If you take insulin or oral diabetic pills, you might want to pass on the drink with dinner. Even one drink can lower your blood glucose, leading to hypoglycemia.
Limes and Cough Medicine
Limes contain an enzyme that break down certain drugs including dextrosethorphan, a cough suppressant found in some cold medications. Along with sleepiness, this food and drug combo has also been known to cause hallucinations.
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Seaweed and Antithyroid Drugs
Those taking antithyroid medication for hyperthyroidism should eat iodine-rich foods (think sea vegetables) in moderation. The higher the iodine in your diet, the higher the dose of drugs you will need. The interaction causes the drug to be less effective.
Dairy and Antibiotics
Dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese can interfere with the absorption of some antibiotics, including tetracyclines and Cipro. The calcium in the dairy products bind to the antibiotics during digestion, forming an indigestible compound and delaying the drug’s absorption.