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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take with food or milk for stomach upset.1
• Avoid alcohol2
• Avoid taking medications together with antacids, because they could interfere with drug absorption3
• Antibiotics may kill friendly intestinal bacteria. They may also cause an overgrowth of other bacteria or fungus (candidiasis). Supplementation with acidophilus or bifidus (probiotics) may alleviate superinfections or oral thrush4
• Sodium content may be an issue for those on a low sodium diet.5
• Cephalosporins may deplete vitamin K levels in the body, long term use of the antibiotics may cause problems.6
• Feverfew, Ginkgo and Garlic all have anticoagulant properties, this may theoretically interfere with some cephalosporins, due to their known interactions with coumadin7
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
1 Pronsky, Zaneta. Food Medication Interactions. 11th edition. 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
4 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
4 Bengmark S & Gianotti L: Nutritional support to prevent and treat multiple organ failure. World J Surg, 1996 May, 20:4, 474-81.
4 Fuller R. Probiotics in human medicine. Gut 1991;32:439-42 .
4 Cummings JH, Macfarlane G: Role of intestinal bacteria in nutrient metabolism, JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 1997, 21(6): 357-65
4 Gorbach SL: Bengt E. Gustafsson Memorial Lecture, Function of the Normal Human Microflora, Scand J Infect Dis Suppl, 1986, 49:17-30
5 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
6 Anonymous. New examples of vitamin K-drug interaction. Nutr Rev 1984;42(4):161-63
6 Conly J and Stein K: Reduction of vitamin K2 concentrations in human liver associated with the use of broad spectrum antimicrobials, Clin Invest Med, 1994, 17 (6):531-9.
7 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
7 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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