What medicines and products should not be mixed

Lemon reduces the effect of drugs against cholesterol plaques

In the period of taking statins (alleles, vabadine, atrolip, etc., which are used to prevent atherosclerosis), you can not use any citrus fruits. Ascorbic acid (these fruits – champions by their content) inhibits the production of enzymes that process statins. They settle in the blood and intensify side effects: pain in the muscles, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, etc.

Sausage combined with antidepressants increases blood pressure

Antidepressants based on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (saroten, clofranil, doxepin) in combination with smoked products can lead to a sharp increase in blood pressure. The active substance of the drug reacts with tyramine in smoked products (shish kebabs, bacon and semifinished products). During the reception of funds from depression, completely give up smoked products.

Bananas and “for the heart” drugs exacerbate heart disease

ACE inhibitors (amapin-L, combipril-Kv, tar, used in heart failure) inhibit potassium in the body. Therefore, the use of products rich in potassium (bananas, apricots, salt), and even more so the intake of mineral complexes will lead to an excess of potassium. Hyperkalemia provokes weakness, increased heart rate and increased … heart failure.

Citrus and cough supplements lead to drowsiness and weakness

Cough medicines based on dextromethorphan (stopex, tussin, glycodin) conflict with vitamin C: it blocks the cleavage of the active substance, which leads to drowsiness, dizziness and ringing in the ears. Therefore, use these means and citrus fruits with an interval of five hours.

Milk and antibiotics make treatment ineffective

Within five hours after taking tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, tetracycline ), you should not eat dairy products. Calcium and the active substance of an antibiotic neutralize each other.

Coffee and iron preparations strengthen anemia

It is not necessary to drink coffee or tea during the treatment with preparations of venaphor, sufer, fermed and the like. Caffeine reduces the absorption of iron, which reduces the effectiveness of treatment of anemia.

Apples and medicines against allergies give her green light

Apples can not be eaten before four hours after taking antihistamines (dexamethasone, claritin, aleric). Apple acid slows the transportation of the medicine from the intestine to the blood.

Aromatherapy and sedative lead to gastritis

Carbonated drinks contain citrates, which reduce the acidity of the stomach. Sedatives (valerian, allun, sanason) also have this property. As a result, if less than three hours have passed between their use, the digestive function worsens, heartburn, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea appear. Because of the prolonged combination (3-4 weeks), gastritis may develop (with lower acidity, the bacteria multiply faster).

Alcohol and antipyretics cause intoxication

During the period of taking antipyretic drugs based on paracetamol (paracetamol, pananol, efferalgan) you can not drink alcohol: enzymes that neutralize it and toxins are alone, and do not cope fully with their purifying function.

Cinnamon and preparations for anticipating thromboses disrupt liver function

Preparations for dilution of blood on the basis of warfarin (warfarin, warfarex, marevan) connecting with coumarin, which is a part of cinnamon, form a substance that can complicate the work of the liver.