Which “pills, vitamins, supplements” should – should not be taken together?

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  • Problems arising from the use of herbs or dietary supplements. The most common is Eating vitamins too much or continuously to the extent that it has a negative effect on the liver Adverse reactions of people who take herbs together with drugs used to treat certain UFABET types of congenital disease or modern drugs which sometimes may be severe to the point of death
  • Grapefruit juice lowers the levels of blood pressure lowering and lipid lowering drugs. Several times higher in the bloodstream resulting in drug toxicity
  • Nowadays, vitamins and mineral levels in the body can be checked by taking a blood test. To find the vitamins and minerals that the body actually needs. Leading to the selection of suitable food or supplements in a personalized way.

Dr. Panuwat Putcharoen, a specialist in anti-aging medicine at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, stated that herbs are the origins of plants that are used medicinally to treat various symptoms. Thousands of years ago, today the popularity of herbal medicine is still widespread. Many people believe that natural herbs and dietary supplements are more effective and safer than modern medicines.

Problems arising from the use of herbs or dietary supplements. Such as overdosage or overcontinuity, which negatively affects the liver. including other side effects Caused by the use of herbs that are not correct. The most common problem is Adverse reactions of people who take herbs together with drugs used to treat certain types of congenital disease or modern drugs. Which sometimes can be severe to the point of death

Therefore, before taking any medicines, vitamins, herbs or dietary supplements together, study well first. that each of them has properties If eaten together, will it cause any benefit or harm?

5 groups of drugs, vitamins and food that should not be eaten together

drugshould not be taken withBecause there may be side effects as follows
Medication for diabetes or insulin (Insulin)Bitter gourd, aloe vera, ginseng, basil, ficus, chia and chromium supplements.Will enhance the effect of lowering blood sugar, causing sugar to drop too much Fast heartbeat, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, sweating profusely, frequent hunger, and fatigue.
Nifedipine, Felodipine (blood pressure lowering drugs) and Simvastatin, Atorvastatin (blood fat lowering drugs).grapefruit juicecausing the amount of drug to be many times higher in the bloodstream May result in drug toxicity.
Clot-dissolving or anticoagulant drugs (Aspirin, Warfarin)Canola oil or safflower oil, fish oil, evening primrose oil, Dong quai, Garlic, Ginkgo. ), Ginger (Ginger)Enhance the effect of the drug to make it easier to bleed. If you eat a large amount (Should be eaten in moderation, such as can be cooked in food as usual. but should not be taken in the form of dietary supplements or concentrated extracts)
Anticoagulants such as WarfarinGreen leafy vegetables, yoghurt, green tea, soybeans, broccoli and Coenzyme Q10 supplements.Reduce the effect of the drug or resist the action of the drug, causing the drug level in the blood to be insufficient for treatment.
group antibiotics fluoroquinolone eg norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline antibioticsmilk, yogurt or antacids Stomach coating and calciumDrugs can form complexes with calcium cations. (in milk and yoghurt) and calcium, magnesium, aluminum (in antacids) decrease drug absorption Blood levels of the drug are inadequate for treatment.