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6 Drinks You Should Never Use To Take Your Drugs

Studies have shown that water is the best liquid to be used in taking medication but many people compromise when it comes to this aspect. Taking your drug with water also helps push the medicine down to the stomach more quickly. 

Research has also shown that for drugs related to pain relief, inflammation, or allergies, tested beverages should not be used as substitutes for water when ingesting these medications. That's because in nearly all cases, these drinks considerably heighten the drugs' breakdown times, which may cause the medication to soften before it's designed for the body to absorb it.  

There are certain drinks you should not use in taking your medications. Some of them include; 

1. Coffee

Never use coffee in taking your drugs. This is because coffee contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins can bind to many medications and lessen how much medicine the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction avoid coffee one hour before and two hours after taking your drugs. 

2. Orange juice

Orange juice is another drink you should not use in taking your drugs. Studies have shown that orange and apple juices decrease the absorption of several important medications in the body. Orange and apple juices have also been shown to decrease the absorption of certain drugs, thus jeopardizing their effectiveness.

3. Coca-cola

Soft drinks or aerated beverages are carbonated and this makes them unhealthy for taking medications. Most of them are also acidic hence they are capable of reducing the antibacterial actions of most medicines. Coca-cola when integrated with certain medicines, can lead to allergies or have adverse effects in some patients.

4. Energy drinks

Energy drinks should not be used in taking drugs because they often comprise a mix of potent substances, including caffeine, herbs, and other stimulating ingredients. The combination of these drinks with other drugs can prove dangerous, even fatal.

Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article. 

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