Antibiotics and sexual supplements

Patient : Dear Doctor: I have been prescribed antibiotic Ciprofloxacin 500 mg by my physician for sore throat and flu, to be taken twice a day. The question is whether I can continue taking my sexual supplements, which I regularly use. I regularly take Vigrxplus and Volume Pills, both of which are largely natural herbal based supplements. However, I was too embarrassed to ask my physician if I can continue taking these supplements and if they will interfere in any way with my twice a day antibiotics dose. Kindly advise.
Symptoms:  Not applicable
Doctor :   Thank you for your question There are no studies on interactions of the pills you mentioned. However, almost all m edications (herbal and non herbal) require the use of liver enzymes to broken down and be effective. When multiple medications are taken at the same time, the ability of the body to metabolize all of them is compromised and they will not be as effective as intended. It would be advisable to delay the use of herbal medications until your infection is cleared

Related Q&A

Q: About a month ago I was given a clinical diagnosis of having the flu (the kid I nanny tested positive and a few days ...

Q: Cold with fever continously for 3 year old from past one month.if she is on antibiotics no fever she is good.once ant...

Q: Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with Q fever, Ross river fever and glandular fever. He has been prescribed doxycyc...

Q: I got a flu shot 2 days ago, woke up last night with legs uncontrollably shaking and severe ache in opposite arm of i...

Q: I'm 30 years old with fever and cough. Also a runny nose for the last few days. what should I take?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews