YOGURT - Uses, Side Effects, and More

Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with YOGURT

Yogurt contains calcium. The calcium in yogurt can attach to tetracyclines in the stomach. This decreases the amount of tetracyclines that can be absorbed. Taking calcium with tetracyclines might decrease the effectiveness of tetracyclines. To avoid this interaction, take yogurt two hours before or four hours after taking tetracyclines. Some tetracyclines include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) interacts with YOGURT

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is an antibiotic. Yogurt might decrease how much ciprofloxacin (Cipro) the body absorbs. Taking yogurt along with ciprofloxacin (Cipro) might decrease the effectiveness of ciprofloxacin (Cipro). To avoid this interaction, take yogurt at least one hour after ciprofloxacin (Cipro).

NILOTINIB (Tasigna) interacts with YOGURT

Yogurt might increase the absorption of nilotinib (Tasigna) by a small amount. But it does not seem to increase side effects of nilotinib.

  • For constipation: A probiotic yogurt (Activia) 125 grams twice daily for two weeks.
  • For high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia): Several different doses have been tried depending on the preparation. A typical dose of 200 mL of yogurt containing L. acidophilus per day has been used. A combination product of 125 mL L. acidophilus yogurt with 2.5% fructo-oligosaccharides three times daily has also been used. A dose of 450 mL daily of yogurt containing the Causido culture (which contains Enterococcus faecium and two strains of Streptococcus bacteria) has also been used.
  • For inability to properly digest the sugar lactose (lactose intolerance): 500 grams of yogurt daily for 15 days.
  • For vaginal yeast infections: Typical doses are 8 ounces or 150 mL Lactobacillus acidophilus yogurt per day for 4-6 months.

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