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Seven medicines you should not take with these foods

Medicines contain several chemicals which do not go well with certain foods. These foods can prevent the medicine from working and can also lead to dire consequences when both are taken at a time. Here are a few medicines which you should not take with these foods,

Bananas – Blood Pressure medicines

Bananas are rich in potassium but large amount of it should be avoided when one takes medicine like Captopril or Angiotensin receptor blockers. Because the result would is high potassium levels in your body. It can also cause palpitation and irregular heartbeats.

Coffee – Asthma related medicine

Avoid coffee if you take Bronchodilators for asthma. Bronchodilators have side effects like palpitations, nervousness and excitability which are multiplied when the med is taken along with coffee. Furthermore, excessive caffeine can also limit their ability to work in emergency.

Leafy Greens – Anticoagulant (Antiblood-clotting meds)

Leafy greens are healthy but they can hamper the working of anticoagulant as they are high in Vitamin K which causes blood to clot. And to prevent blood clotting is the function of anti-coagulant, so leafy greens can interfere with the working of these medicines.

Grapefruit – meds to low blood pressure (Statins)

Grapefruit contains a chemical which breaks down statins and obviously taking statins while eating grape fruit would not do anything.

Milk – Antibiotics

Don’t take meds like ciprofloxacin and tetracycline with milk or any dairy product because because it interferes the way these meds work in the body.

Lime – Cough medicines

If you are taking cough medicines with dextromethorphan then avoid taking lime or any citrus fruit because it can result in hallucinations or drowsiness.

Smoke meats – Antidepressants

Your antidepressants are under the monoamine oxidase inhibitors category before you eat smoke meats. This can result in sever high blood pressure.

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