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Bad Food and Medicine Combinations

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Here?s a quick quiz on which foods shouldn’t be taken with some medicines:

1.????? Which of the following snacks should not be taken with Lanoxin, a medicine used to treat heart failure, and high blood pressure?

    1. M&Ms
    2. Licorice
    3. Fig Newtons

Answer:? b. Some forms of licorice may increase the risk of toxicity from medicines.

2.????? Consuming at least one of these fruits or an 8-ounce glass of its juice can produce serious or even lethal side effects when taken with many medicines.

    1. Kiwi
    2. Mango
    3. Grapefruit

Answer:? c. Grapefruit may contains chemicals which interfere with your body?s ability to break down drugs before they enter the bloodstream. This can cause heart problems, kidney failure, difficulty breathing, blood clots and other symptoms.

3.????? Excessive amount of this?treat can interfere with the treatment of depression.

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Apple Pie
    3. Chocolate

Answer:? c. Caffeine in chocolate can interact with drugs, increasing the effect of stimulants or decreasing the effectiveness of sedatives.

4.????? Which of the following beverages do health experts recommend you avoid when taking medicine?

    1. Alcoholic beverages
    2. Green Tea
    3. Milk Shakes

Answer:? a. Alcohol makes medication less effective, or even dangerous.

There are many more food+medicine dangers.? A?Specialty Care Services?home care nursing professional can?assist their patients with?complaining with their physicians recommendations?about drug and food interactions.

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