This seems like such a simple question but I cannot find a direct answer on the web. Please enlighten me geniuses of PF! Thanks in advance. :)
Tetracycline and similar drugs are calcium chelators. When you eat tetracycline and calcium at the same time, some of the tetracycline binds (chelates) to the calcium in your stomach. When it is bound like that, your body can't use it.Dynamis said:Why can't you consume dairy products while on antibiotics?
When I was on tetracycline, the prescription bottles always had a sticker that said not to eat dairy within two hours before or one hour after taking a tetracycline dose. I would imagine there is a similar sticker on your bottle.Dynamis said:I ate the chocolates 4 hours after I took the antibiotics so do you think my body would have absorbed most of the antibiotics by then?