You Should Avoid These Beverages After Taking Medication - One of the mandatory rituals for some people when they are sick, which is to consume drugs. In fact, there are many people who are forced to carry out these activities routinely due to health factors as well as suggestions from doctors when the patient is examined for health and known for his illness.

The following quotes from various sources several types of drinks that should be avoided when or after taking drugs:

1. Coffee

The caffeine contained in coffee can interact with several types of drugs. Because it stimulates the brain and heart, drugs that affect both organs will interact with caffeine.

The types of drugs intended are ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine in cold medicines, theophylline asthma drugs which are caffeine-like, antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs, quinone-class antibiotics, and birth control pills. If taking these drugs accompanied by drinking coffee, caffeine levels become too high in the blood. It is not beneficial for the heart.

2. Milk

Milk is almost a favorite drink of all circles because it has a good taste and nutritional content in it. However, besides coffee, milk also has the potential to reduce the benefits of the drug if taken together.

3. Tea

There are those who consider tea drinks suitable for drinking under any conditions. Not a few people also use tea as an antidote after taking medicine. Tea contains tein and phytate with different functions. Tein in tea serves to provide fresh and antioxidant effects. Meanwhile, phytate functions to inhibit minerals, especially calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

In fact, the more concentrated the tea, the more phytate is present in the tea. Because of that content, drinking tea together with taking drugs has the opportunity to reduce the benefits of certain medications. So that taking medication is useful, give a gap of at least between 1-2 hours between taking medicine and drinking tea.

4. Orange juice

Although oranges are rich in vitamin C, you should be careful when taking them together with medicine. Orange juice or other citrus products can interfere with the performance of certain drugs because of the content of certain chemicals in them. Although the interactions are quite mild, there are some cases that have serious impacts and cause health problems. (SBB.IN/ENG/*)
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