6 Medications You Should Never Mix With Dairy

Tetracycline Antibiotics

Dairy products can interfere with the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, making them less effective.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Similar to tetracycline antibiotics, fluoroquinolones can have reduced absorption when taken with dairy.

Iron Supplements

Calcium in dairy products can hinder the absorption of iron. If you're taking iron supplements for anemia or other reasons.


These medications, used for osteoporosis, can have their absorption reduced when taken with dairy. 

Proton Pump Inhibitors

These medications, which reduce stomach acid, should ideally be taken on an empty stomach.


 Calcium-rich dairy products can inhibit the absorption of levothyroxine, a thyroid medication.

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