Drug interactions between Galzin and Levaquin
|Galzin (zinc acetate)|
Interactions between your drugs
levofloxacin ↔ zinc acetate
Applies to:Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Galzin (zinc acetate)
LevoFLOXacin and zinc acetate should not be taken orally at the same time. Products that contain magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, and/or other minerals may interfere with the absorption of levoFLOXacin into the bloodstream and reduce its effectiveness. If possible, it may be best to avoid taking zinc acetate while your are being treated with levoFLOXacin. Otherwise, you should take levoFLOXacin either 2 to 4 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after the zinc acetate dose. Talk to a healthcare professional if you are not sure whether a product contains something that could potentially interact with your medication or if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Levaquin (levofloxacin)
When levoFLOXacin as the oral solution is given with enteral (tube) feedings, levoFLOXacin may not work as well. You could interrupt the feeding for 1 hour before and 2 hours after the levoFLOXacin dose. However, this still may not entirely avoid the interaction and may not always be feasible. LevoFLOXacin oral tablets may be taken without regard to food. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
zinc acetate food
Applies to: Galzin (zinc acetate)
You may experience reduced absorption of zinc acetate in the presence of certain foods. Bread, bran, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and milk may significantly decrease the absorption of zinc acetate. Take zinc acetate on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Zinc acetate may be taken with small amounts of protein such as meat.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.