ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and family medicine physician Dr. Rachael Ross discuss which foods you should avoid while taking certain prescription medications.
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking most prescription drugs
Avoid eating green leafy vegetables while taking blood thinners
Avoid indulging in wine, aged cheese and cured meats while taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or MAO, antidepressants
Avoid dairy products and calcium and iron supplements while taking antibiotics
For more information about food and drug combinations you should avoid, see this guide from the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your doctor about any food or drug interactions before you begin taking a new medication.