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Some foods, medicines taken together can cause harm

7:18 AM, Jan. 30, 2013
Milk and other calcium products can block the absorption of certain antibiotics. (AP file photo)
Milk and other calcium products can block the absorption of certain antibiotics. (AP file photo)
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From milk and cookies to chocolate and peanut butter, some foods make a tasty combination. But attention to medical labels, and not your taste buds, is needed when combining certain foods with medications.

Milk and other calcium products, for example, can block the absorption of certain antibiotics. And eating large quantities of chocolate while taking some antidepressants can cause a sharp rise in blood pressure. Even some licorice can reduce the effects of certain blood pressure drugs and diuretics.

A recently published review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that found ...

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