Calcium and antibiotics

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by Daisys, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Daisys

    Daisys Member

    This is posted in the CFS forum too.

    I thought calcium was just to be avoided when taking doxycycline. Now I'm wondering if it's to be avoided with all the antibiotics.

    I just had cheese and apples with my antibiotics this morning when the thought entered my head. I don't thing I've had cheese often, but I'd hate to do something detremental to my treatment even a little bit!

    Does anyone here know anything about this?
  2. erica741

    erica741 New Member

    Under "How should I take doxycycline?":

    "Do not take the medication with milk or other dairy products, unless your doctor has told you to. Dairy products can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine. Certain brands of doxycycline may not have restrictions about taking them with dairy products. If your doctor has instructed you to take doxycycline with milk, tell your pharmacist that you need a brand of doxycycline that can be taken with milk."

    Also, under "What should I avoid while taking doxycycline?":

    "Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking doxycycline."
  3. highcotton

    highcotton New Member

    be stingey with dairy -- not good with abx because it encourages yeast

    i learned this after i got a yeast infection (yes, i was taking probiotics)