I would like to know if you can have dairy products with augmentin? I cannot find any info on this?
Question posted by wheez on 15 Jan 2010
Last updated on 19 January 2010 by bacterial
When I took a course of Augmentin, having read all of the instructions provided, there was no mention of not being able to use dairy products, this being the case, you should be quite safe eating dairy foods. A common side effect of Augmentin is nausea, so this is something to be aware of while you are taking it.
I hope you manage to take your Augmentin with no ill effects and that it proves to be an effective treatment.
Yes, you can have dairy products with Augmentin.
The main family of antibiotics that cannot be taken with milk / dairy products are the tetracyclines, because the calcium in the milk binds the antibiotic and prevents gut absorption.
Augmentin does not belong to the tetracycline family, it is a penicillin.
For most other antibiotics, food results in either a decrease in absorption or has no effect. Some antibiotics like Augmentin are recommended to be taken with a meal to reduce the side effects of nausea and gastric irritation.
- Augmentin uses and safety info
- Augmentin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Augmentin (detailed)
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