FIRST-MARYS Lifestyle Interactions

Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 0.45g, Oral powder

Alcohol

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: It is best to limit or avoid alcoholic drinks while you are taking this medicine. Using this medicine with alcohol can lead to additive side effects such as increased drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.

· Notes for Professionals: Drowsiness may occur with the use of sedating antihistamines. Caution patients about the simultaneous use of alcohol, and caution that the effects of alcohol may be increased. Additive drowsiness and psychomotor impairment may occur.

Tetracycline Hydrochloride 1.5g, Oral powder

Calcium-containing foods

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.

· Notes for Professionals: Calcium salts that are present in foods and dairy products can form chelates with tetracycline and impair absorption. Administer tetracycline at least one hour prior to or two hours after a meal and/or milk.

Tetracycline Hydrochloride 1.5g, Oral powder

Foods High in Iron

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.

· Notes for Professionals: Iron salts that are present in foods and dairy products can form chelates with tetracycline and impair absorption. Administer tetracycline at least one hour prior to or two hours after a meal and/or milk.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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