OT Diet coke vs vitamins/prescriptions

OT Diet coke vs vitamins/prescriptions

Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:29:02



This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
again- for answers.

A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims the
Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy  or
breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't pay much
attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She lectures me on the
dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the small
pleasures I have left.  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

 
 
 

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Post by Joann » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:36:27


I have not heard that but I have been told not to take Tums or Rolaids
and then my vitamins. Read the bottle and it says on there not to take
within 2 hrs of medication. The only other thing I've heard is
grapefruit juice can effect the absorption of vitamins and medications.
Take Care
joanna


Quote:
> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all-
> once again- for answers.

> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims
> the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will
> 'destroy  or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't
> pay much attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She
> lectures me on the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if
> this has any truth to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can
> search to find out for certain?

> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


 
 
 

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Post by h.. » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:47:06


On Aug 2, 5:29?pm, "Leslie& The Furbabies in MO."

Quote:

> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
> again- for answers.

> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste. ?She claims the
> Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy ?or
> breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such. ?I really didn't pay much
> attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff. ?(She lectures me on the
> dangers of any diet drink.) ?Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
> or not? ?Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the small
> pleasures I have left. ?;-)

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

My doc told me (less than three years ago) that things like coke ("and
other such drink, that we should not normally drink") makes the
medication absorb _faster_ that taking them with water. Okay, we were
talking a swig, but so are you. Now, this was about pain medication,
not vitamins, but it was based on advice from the leading headache
experts in the UK :-) There was no discussion about diet or not,
though.

I had a quick look online, and found nothing on this (other than the
usual "don't drink (diet) soda"), here is _a_ list of interactions:
http://labelmesane.com/drug_interactions_artificial_sweeteners_over_t...

Personally, I prefer Diet Coke :-)

Hanne in DK

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:46:45


I always read the enclosures with any meds- RX or over the counter.  I've
never seen any mention of carbonated drinks, diet drinks, etc.  I am aware
of not mixing any antacid or grapefruit or it's juice.  But that's about all
I've seen with 'do not mix together' things.

Thanks for your reply!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
>I have not heard that but I have been told not to take Tums or Rolaids and
>then my vitamins. Read the bottle and it says on there not to take within 2
>hrs of medication. The only other thing I've heard is grapefruit juice can
>effect the absorption of vitamins and medications.
> Take Care
> joanna


>> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
>> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all-
>> once again- for answers.

>> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
>> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims
>> the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy
>> or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't pay much
>> attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She lectures me on
>> the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if this has any truth
>> to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for
>> certain?

>> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
>> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 02:01:46


Thanks, Hanne.  I do take pain meds (tramadol/Ultram- it's non-narcotic) for
arthritis (RA and OA) and fibromyalgia.  Thanks for the link.  I'll go read
what you found.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


On Aug 2, 5:29 pm, "Leslie& The Furbabies in MO."

Quote:

> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
> again- for answers.

> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste. She claims the
> Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy or
> breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such. I really didn't pay much
> attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff. (She lectures me on the
> dangers of any diet drink.) Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
> or not? Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
> small
> pleasures I have left. ;-)

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

My doc told me (less than three years ago) that things like coke ("and
other such drink, that we should not normally drink") makes the
medication absorb _faster_ that taking them with water. Okay, we were
talking a swig, but so are you. Now, this was about pain medication,
not vitamins, but it was based on advice from the leading headache
experts in the UK :-) There was no discussion about diet or not,
though.

I had a quick look online, and found nothing on this (other than the
usual "don't drink (diet) soda"), here is _a_ list of interactions:
http://labelmesane.com/drug_interactions_artificial_sweeteners_over_t...

Personally, I prefer Diet Coke :-)

Hanne in DK

 
 
 

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Post by gaw93.. » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 02:49:20


Very informative, Hanne.

Thanks for the link, I discovered some info that will be useful.

Ginger in CA


Quote:
> On Aug 2, 5:29?pm, "Leslie& The Furbabies in MO."


> > This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> > successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
> > again- for answers.

> > A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> > with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste. ?She claims the
> > Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy ?or
> > breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such. ?I really didn't pay much
> > attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff. ?(She lectures me on the
> > dangers of any diet drink.) ?Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
> > or not? ?Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

> > And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the small
> > pleasures I have left. ?;-)

> > Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

> My doc told me (less than three years ago) that things like coke ("and
> other such drink, that we should not normally drink") makes the
> medication absorb _faster_ that taking them with water. Okay, we were
> talking a swig, but so are you. Now, this was about pain medication,
> not vitamins, but it was based on advice from the leading headache
> experts in the UK :-) There was no discussion about diet or not,
> though.

> I had a quick look online, and found nothing on this (other than the
> usual "don't drink (diet) soda"), here is _a_ list of interactions:http://labelmesane.com/drug_interactions_artificial_sweeteners_over_t...

> Personally, I prefer Diet Coke :-)

> Hanne in DK- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by Michelle C » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 02:53:23



Quote:
> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all-
> once again- for answers.

> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims
> the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will
> 'destroy  or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't
> pay much attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She
> lectures me on the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if
> this has any truth to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can
> search to find out for certain?

> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

Leslie,

I don't pretend to be an expert, but I've never heard that.  The only
thing I've heard is that a person shouldn't take their meds with calcium
supplements because the calcium can prevent proper absorption.

Michelle in Nevada, USA
and fellow diet cherry coke drinker.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 03:44:41


Oopsie!  I am guilty of the calcium conflict!  I'll have to time them more
carefully.  Thanks!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:

>> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
>> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all-
>> once again- for answers.

>> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
>> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims
>> the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy
>> or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't pay much
>> attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She lectures me on
>> the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if this has any truth
>> to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for
>> certain?

>> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
>> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

> Leslie,

> I don't pretend to be an expert, but I've never heard that.  The only
> thing I've heard is that a person shouldn't take their meds with calcium
> supplements because the calcium can prevent proper absorption.

> Michelle in Nevada, USA
> and fellow diet cherry coke drinker.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Joann » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 03:47:35


Ya, the calicum carbonate is what Tums and Rolaids are made of. So it
applies to most calicum supplements as well.
Joanna


Quote:
> Oopsie!  I am guilty of the calcium conflict!  I'll have to time them
> more carefully.  Thanks!

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.




>>> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't
>>> been successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to
>>> y'all- once again- for answers.

>>> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I
>>> take with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She
>>> claims the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke
>>> will 'destroy or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really
>>> didn't pay much attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  
>>> (She lectures me on the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody
>>> know if this has any truth to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how
>>> I can search to find out for certain?

>>> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of
>>> the small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

>>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

>> Leslie,

>> I don't pretend to be an expert, but I've never heard that.  The only
>> thing I've heard is that a person shouldn't take their meds with
>> calcium supplements because the calcium can prevent proper absorption.

>> Michelle in Nevada, USA
>> and fellow diet cherry coke drinker.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Anne Roger » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 04:10:43


The caffeine in the diet coke dilates *** vessels, so will likely
result in faster absorption, many headache and cold/flu tablets have
caffeine in them for this reason.

If you are still uncertain, you could try searching for the specific
artificial sweetners and drug interactions.

Cheers
Anne

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 04:12:16


Thanks, Anne.  I hadn't thought of a search using those words.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
> The caffeine in the diet coke dilates *** vessels, so will likely result
> in faster absorption, many headache and cold/flu tablets have caffeine in
> them for this reason.

> If you are still uncertain, you could try searching for the specific
> artificial sweetners and drug interactions.

> Cheers
> Anne

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 04:17:25


Okay.  You got me there too.  I've been taking calcium with my bp med.  I
can toss it down some other time   Recently, I had to take an antibiotic -
Cipro - and that stuff is a heap of trouble to take.  2 hours before this, 6
hours after that, not with dairy, okay with food.  Mercy.  Coordinating
fireworks with the 1812 Overture would have been easy compared to that.
Polly


Quote:
> Ya, the calicum carbonate is what Tums and Rolaids are made of. So it
> applies to most calicum supplements as well.
> Joanna


>> Oopsie!  I am guilty of the calcium conflict!  I'll have to time them
>> more carefully.  Thanks!

>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.




>>>> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
>>>> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all-
>>>> once again- for answers.

>>>> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I
>>>> take with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She
>>>> claims the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will
>>>> 'destroy or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't
>>>> pay much attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She
>>>> lectures me on the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if
>>>> this has any truth to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can
>>>> search to find out for certain?

>>>> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
>>>> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

>>>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

>>> Leslie,

>>> I don't pretend to be an expert, but I've never heard that.  The only
>>> thing I've heard is that a person shouldn't take their meds with calcium
>>> supplements because the calcium can prevent proper absorption.

>>> Michelle in Nevada, USA
>>> and fellow diet cherry coke drinker.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Steven Coo » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 05:25:40


Agreed, Cipro does wonders but is a pain on when to take it.  Speaking of
recent experience.

Steven
Alaska


Quote:
> Okay.  You got me there too.  I've been taking calcium with my bp med.  I
> can toss it down some other time   Recently, I had to take an antibiotic -
> Cipro - and that stuff is a heap of trouble to take.  2 hours before this,
> 6 hours after that, not with dairy, okay with food.  Mercy.  Coordinating
> fireworks with the 1812 Overture would have been easy compared to that.
> Polly



>> Ya, the calicum carbonate is what Tums and Rolaids are made of. So it
>> applies to most calicum supplements as well.
>> Joanna


>>> Oopsie!  I am guilty of the calcium conflict!  I'll have to time them
>>> more carefully.  Thanks!

>>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.




>>>>> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't
>>>>> been successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to
>>>>> y'all- once again- for answers.

>>>>> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I
>>>>> take with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She
>>>>> claims the Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will
>>>>> 'destroy or breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't
>>>>> pay much attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She
>>>>> lectures me on the dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if
>>>>> this has any truth to it or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can
>>>>> search to find out for certain?

>>>>> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the
>>>>> small pleasures I have left.  ;-)

>>>>> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

>>>> Leslie,

>>>> I don't pretend to be an expert, but I've never heard that.  The only
>>>> thing I've heard is that a person shouldn't take their meds with
>>>> calcium supplements because the calcium can prevent proper absorption.

>>>> Michelle in Nevada, USA
>>>> and fellow diet cherry coke drinker.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by J* » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 05:41:31


if it contains aspartame or nutra sweet, same thing different names, there
is some effect on the mix of meds with diet coke. it is not a natural
sweetener but artificial.
i'd much prefer drinking sugar than the artificial stuff, even with all
those calories.
http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html
thats just one website with info about it.
heath ledger was taking some kind of meds and drank lots of diet coke
apparently and look where it got him.
as soon as the food/drink companys start using steveia, a natural sweetener,
the
better i reckon.
i read stevia has been approved by the FDA as GRAS(generally recommended as
safe).
stevia is also calorie free.
iirc, it was the sugar growers who lobbied against using stevia.
stevia is sweeter than sugar so less is needed to do its job so the growers
make less money out of it.

sorry, that reply is not well written but i'm sure you can search and read
up on that anyhow.
brain in yet in gear this am.
j.
<who gave up fizzy drinks a few years back, just cuz. i have one small glass
maybe 3 times a year>

"Leslie& The Furbabies in MO." wrote...
This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
again- for answers.

A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste.  She claims the
Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy  or
breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such.  I really didn't pay much
attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff.  (She lectures me on the
dangers of any diet drink.)  Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
or not?  Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the small
pleasures I have left.  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

 
 
 

OT Diet coke vs vitamins/prescriptions

Post by Sherr » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:46:20


On Aug 2, 11:29?am, "Leslie& The Furbabies in MO."

Quote:

> This ng has an amazing amount of knowledge available and I haven't been
> successful in my internet searches for an answer, so I come to y'all- once
> again- for answers.

> A friend told me that any prescription medicines or vitamins that I take
> with a swig of my much-loved Diet Cherry Coke are a waste. ?She claims the
> Coke will cause my body to not absorb them or the Coke will 'destroy ?or
> breakdown the meds/vitamins or some such. ?I really didn't pay much
> attention since I didn't want to hear that stuff. ?(She lectures me on the
> dangers of any diet drink.) ?Does anybody know if this has any truth to it
> or not? ?Or any ideas on what or how I can search to find out for certain?

> And, please, no lectures on drinking Diet Cherry Coke- it's one of the small
> pleasures I have left. ?;-)

> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

I'm not an expert, Leslie, but that just sounds bogus to me. I drink
a lot of Coke (not diet)...my doc knows this as I have joked that it's
the only vice I have left. I take a lot of meds, and he's never
mentioned
any kind of interaction.
(and I'm the last person on earth who's going to lecture you! :-)

Sherry