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I would like to know if you can have dairy products with augmentin? I cannot find any info on this?


bacterial 19 Jan 2010

To Wheez

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.

Best wishes.

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Marvell 19 Jan 2010

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.

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