Warning! Don't Mix These Foods and Drugs

Drugs

There are foods that stop the effects of certain medicines. Here are the least compatible combinations that we need to be very careful with!

1. Bananas and blood pressure pills

Potassium-rich bananas (as well as oranges and green leafy vegetables), stop the action of blood pressure medications (such as Captopril). This is because this combination raises potassium levels in the body to an extreme and can cause arrhythmia and heart palpitations.

2. Cough medicine and citrus fruits

Citruses

Citrus fruits can have a negative interaction with these types of medications. The process of their breaking down in the body is slowed and can cause drowsiness.

3. Alcohol and painkillers

Most of you are probably already aware that you shouldn't consume alcohol while taking medication. It's important to note that taking both at the same time can lead to serious liver damage. Drowsiness and dizziness may also occur.

4. Coffee and medications for pulmonary disease, asthma and chronic bronchitis

Bronchodilator drugs aim to relieve muscle pain and cleanse the respiratory airways. Combining them with coffee (caffeine) may lead to nervousness and heart palpitations. Further, taking caffeine decreases the effectiveness of the medications.

5. Milk and antibiotics

If you intend to consume milk while on antibiotics, it's recommended to do so at least an hour before or after you take the medicine.

6. Grapefruit and drugs that lower blood pressure

Milk

The final combination that's not recommended on our list is that between grapefruit and drugs that lower blood pressure. Grapefruit completely stops these medications from breaking down and can lead to muscle pain.

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