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Will Visalus Protein Shakes interfere with Augmentin?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: will visalus protein shakes interfere with antibiotic augmentin absorption for my U.T.I.? guar gum is not in the shakes like is in benefiber, but gum arabic and xanthan gum is it them.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It won't interfere

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

augmentin can't be taken without regard to meals. This means that its absorption is not significantly influenced by the gastric contents, including supplements. Despite that taking it at the start of the meal is supposed to be better regarding gastrointestinal side effects.

Please take into account that there is no study that I know or could find which addressed the issue of drug absorption for this specific product so there is no definite answer. If you'd like to be absolutely certain about absorption you can take augmentin either one hour before or two hours after taking the supplement.

I hope I've helped!
You can contact me again, if you'd like more information or clarifications.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (8 minutes later)
Dr. - in your first paragraph after you said hello did you mean that one SHOULD or SHOULD NOT take augmentin in regards to meal times. I understand that most antibiotics may cause G.I. distress and your suggestion of before or after meals makes sense. But, in regards to Augmentin and mealtimes and absorption what did you mean in your first paragraph. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sorry, typing mistake!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I understand that the first statement makes no sense! I meant that augmentin can be taken without regard to meals, that is it can be taken with an empty stomach or with your meal without any significant difference in absorption. Sorry for the confusion!

I hope this is clear now...
Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Will Visalus Protein Shakes interfere with Augmentin?

Brief Answer: It won't interfere Detailed Answer: Hello, augmentin can't be taken without regard to meals. This means that its absorption is not significantly influenced by the gastric contents, including supplements. Despite that taking it at the start of the meal is supposed to be better regarding gastrointestinal side effects. Please take into account that there is no study that I know or could find which addressed the issue of drug absorption for this specific product so there is no definite answer. If you'd like to be absolutely certain about absorption you can take augmentin either one hour before or two hours after taking the supplement. I hope I've helped! You can contact me again, if you'd like more information or clarifications. Kind Regards!