You didn't have to avoid it at all while you were on it, just not take the pill at the same time you have them. Here is what the literature says that the absorption of tetracyclines is reduced when taken with foods, especially those which contain calcium. However, the absorption of Doxycycline is not markedly influenced by simultaneous ingestion of food or milk.
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