Can I Eat Yogurt While Taking Ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin is a type of antibiotic licensed to treat a variety of different infections. Because several forms and strengths of this drug are available, there are specific dosing guidelines for each product.
For example, if you are taking any of the oral forms of ciprofloxacin, do not eat yogurt or any other dairy or calcium products while taking it. Ciprofloxacin can bind to the calcium in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. However, you can take ciprofloxacin with meals that contain these food items.
It is important to take your ciprofloxacin dosage at least two hours before or six hours after taking any product that contains calcium, including yogurt.
(For more information on whether you can eat yogurt or other dairy products while taking this drug, click Ciprofloxacin. This article also provides other important tips to be aware of before using it, as well as potential side effects and safety precautions.)
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