[center] When we get sick and start taking medications prescribed by a doctor, we do not stop eating and drinking. At the same time, few people change their usual diet, but the combination of certain drugs with some food can worsen or completely neutralize the therapeutic effect.

Likewise, and vice versa - proper nutrition can act as an additional therapeutic factor that improves the effect of drugs and facilitates the healing process.

Antibiotics (biomycin, tetracycline, etc.) are among the most "conflicting" drugs. Milk should be excluded from the menu, as well as dairy products, since they almost completely neutralize the effect of antibiotics. It is also necessary to give up alcohol. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and greens. Temporarily skip acidic foods such as fruits, soda, juices, dry wine, and anything that uses vinegar.

Antidepressants (these drugs contain monoamine oxidase inhibitors), so it is better not to combine with them aged cheeses, blue cheeses, sauerkraut, soy sauce, beef and chicken liver, dried fish and meat, yoghurts, figs, raisins and sour cream. All of these foods contain tyramine, which, when combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, can dramatically increase blood pressure.

Incompatibility of medicines with food - everyone should know this!

Note: while taking antidepressants, you need to categorically give up alcohol, especially red wine.

Anticoagulants (thinning the blood) cannot be combined with cranberry juice, fruit drink and cranberries itself. This combination can cause internal bleeding.

Aspirin. While taking it, eat meals low in protein, fat and carbohydrates, otherwise the effect of the medicine may be halved. Avoid citrus juices, as together with aspirin they provoke severe irritation of the stomach lining.

Incompatibility of medicines with food - everyone should know this!

Note: never drink aspirin with milk (it is believed that this method protects the gastric mucosa), as it completely neutralizes the drug, and the drug simply does not work.

Pain relievers (pyramidon, amidopyrine and others) are not recommended to be combined with smoked meats, as they negate all the beneficial effects.

Hormonal drugs. They have an effect on material metabolism, therefore, to prevent complications, it is necessary to eat cottage cheese and other dairy products, as well as dried apricots, fish, raisins, berries and pumpkin (these products contain a lot of proteins, potassium salts and vitamins).

Iron medications. When taking them, give up coffee, tea, flour and sweets, dairy products and nuts. All of these foods make it difficult for the body to absorb iron.

Clonidine (lowers blood pressure) cannot be combined with alcohol. Alcoholic drinks neutralize the effect of the drug, which can cause a sharp jump in pressure.

Incompatibility of medicines with food - everyone should know this!

Note: taking clonidine along with alcohol, you can lose consciousness (this effect is used by some scammers, about whom you probably know from crime chronicles and movies).

Diuretic drugs. They promote the elimination of potassium from the body. To replenish its reserves, you need to eat green peas, sorrel, spinach, dried apricots, beets, onions, potatoes, apples and carrots.

Note: diuretics should not be combined with licorice - licorice root (licorice extract contains expectorant mixtures, "pharmacy" lozenges, and the root decoction is used as a laxative and diuretic). The substances contained in licorice root block the inactivation of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids in the body. Also, when combined with diuretics, licorice root causes increased excretion of fluid (can cause dehydration) and potassium (muscle can be destroyed).

Antirheumatoid drugs. These drugs have a very aggressive effect on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract. Follow a strict diet when taking such drugs: give up raw vegetables and fruits, fried foods and mushrooms, meat and fish broths.