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Food Allergy Chronicles: Medication vs. Food

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Everyone with food allergies knows that what we eat plays a huge role in how we feel and how healthy we stay. But what if the medications we take to help us stay healthy don’t react well with the foods that we can eat? I have partnered with Blink Health, an online prescription service, to help share information about the foods and drugs you should avoid combining to make sure you feel your absolute best. After all, having food allergies is hard enough. Why create more issues by combining foods we can eat with medications we take?

If you are taking any medications, take a look to see if there are any foods you should be eliminating or reducing from your diet while taking them. Since many of us already have limited and restricted diets, we don’t always think about interactions that may occur between medications and our daily diet. Blink Health is a company that wants to help provide medications at the lowest price possible while educating you about the medications you take and how they interact with your food choices. Take a look at their graphic below to learn more.

A drugfood interaction happens when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking so the medicine cannot work the way it should. Drugfood interactions can happen with both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including antacids, vitamins and iron pills.

medication food reactions

Blink Health wants to make sure people have the correct information when purchasing and using prescription drugs. I knew mixing alcohol with antihistamines wasn’t a very good idea but I had no idea there could be a reaction between bronchodilators and coffee!

Take the time to read those pamphlets that come with your medication! The last thing food allergy sufferers need (or want) is having to avoid additional foods but it is necessary to be sure your medication works correctly.