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Making Healthy Food Choices

Tips for making some food


It is absolutely not recommended to eat during treatment. Indeed, certain drugs inhibit the degradation of alcohol that can cause facial flushing, vomiting, headache and tachycardia. Do not forget that some syrups, ampoules or drinkable drops may contain. Its sedative effect is further enhanced by the central nervous system drugs (antidepressants, antihistamines, barbiturates, hypnotics, opiates ...)


The drugs are administered preferably before the meal (when he is hungry!). If he must take several medications, it is advisable to wait several minutes between each to avoid the risk of vomiting. Moreover, it is not recommended to mix the milk bottle because the baby can not absorb all that is the intended dose. A solution and mix in a little water or sauce.

They are not recommended for medication because they accelerate gastric emptying and have been implicated in the degradation of active ingredients (sodium valproate).


Certain drugs slow the hepatic metabolism of caffeine in the body which can cause side effects: palpitations, insomnia ...


The calcium in dairy products is suceptible to form complexes with many non-equivalent drugs that must be administered over 3 hours away from a milk drink.

Vegetable and meat:

Green leafy vegetables, beef and pork contain vitamin K, patients treated with anticoagulants must be to be vigilant. People taking oral anticoagulants should also be eaten in moderation.

Wholemeal bread:

It contains phytic acid which reduces the absorption of cations (zinc and calcium in particular). Care must be taken to wait at least 2 hours after consumption for taking minerals.


Some substances it contains form nonabsorbable complexes with salts of iron, so drink to avoid taking medications containing iron.