9 Supplements and Medicines You Don't Mix Together

With that dietary supplement may seem harmless at first sight،

However, there are certain rules to use that you must adhere to, such as not mixing them with certain types of drugs!

Read the article to learn more.

9 supplements and medicines do not mix them together otherwise ...!

Although the supplements you take may actually be natural and useful, this does not mean that mixing them with some types of medications is completely safe.

Below we will detail a range of supplements that may react badly to different types of medicines and herbs:  


1 - fish oil supplements and medicines

Taking fish oil supplements with special blood pressure drugs may enhance and increase the effect of these drugs leading to a significant and dangerous lowering of blood pressure!

Be careful not to take fish oil with medications that increase blood thinning and increase the chances of bleeding.

Taking high-dose fish oil supplements with herbs that increase blood circulation and reduce blood clotting may cause bleeding, so be careful!

2. calcium supplements and medications

Calcium supplements negatively affect many different types of drugs, such as:،

Some blood pressure drugs, some types of antibiotics, and some hypothyroidism drugs.


3. vitamin D supplements and medications

Vitamin D may reduce the efficiency of some cholesterol-lowering drugs, and may also have a negative effect on high blood pressure medications.

You should be aware that taking large doses of vitamin D with diuretic drugs can cause calcium levels in the body to increase significantly،

What may lead to kidney problems

4. zinc supplements and medicines

If zinc supplements are taken with a certain type of antibiotic (containing substances such as quinolones or tetracyclines)،

This may make it difficult for the body to absorb zinc and the antibiotic

So to make sure that the body has absorbed the antibiotic properly, it is preferable to take it 2-6 hours after taking zinc supplements.

The same applies to medications for rheumatoid arthritis،

So be sure to take zinc supplements at least two hours before taking these drugs to avoid any potential malabsorption of the active substances in the drug.

5 - calcium supplements and magnesium supplements

When calcium and magnesium supplements are taken together, this may reduce their efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the body's ability to absorb them properly.

So it is preferable to take these two types of supplements with an interval of at least two hours.

6 - supplementation of zinc and copper

Zinc has many benefits that make it tempting for many to eat, such as boosting the immune system, reducing the lifespan of the common cold and others،

However, you have to realize that zinc adversely affects the body's ability to absorb copper.

This is especially important for those who take copper supplements due to its deficiency in their body

So try not to take zinc supplements only after consulting a doctor،

If you have to eat copper and zinc together daily, try to have an interval of at least two hours.

7. iron and tea supplements

With that iron is necessary and important to transport oxygen to all the cells of the body and distribute it،

However, take iron supplements with green tea or plain tea or even with turmeric supplements،

May make it difficult for the body to absorb iron as it should.

And if you can not do without a cup of green or ordinary tea،

Try to have an interval, of at least two hours between iron supplements and a cup of tea or green tea supplements.

8 - potassium supplements and calcium supplements

Potassium and calcium supplements are supplements that the body cannot absorb efficiently when taken together.

People who live in damp weather, exercise in damp weather, or even have digestive problems may develop potassium deficiency

So if you have to take these two supplements together, you have to maintain an interval between them, equivalent to at least a few hours.

9 - vitamin K and some types of blood thinners

Some types of vitamins and supplements may affect blood-thinning medications.

Vitamin K, for example, can reduce the efficiency of blood-thinning drugs when taken together.

Therefore, it is preferable to avoid taking vitamin K with blood thinners, and to reduce the intake of its natural sources when taking blood thinners