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    Does milk of magnesia reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics?

Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Does milk of magnesia block antibiotic from working?
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 35 minutes later
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Hello and thanks for the query.

Milk of magnesia could possibly affect the absorption of an antibiotic if taken at the same time.

I woud recommend using the milk of magnesia at least an hour before or two hours after the antibiotic.

This type of window period will hopefully avoid any loss of effectiveness of the antibiotic. Thank you again for sending the query.


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