I use a slightly heavy antibiotic for acne prescribed by a dermatologist. Can these antibiotics impair the effectiveness of any supplements and if so which? I'm mostly talking about things like multivitamins, vitamins, probiotics, natural test boosters/ aromatise inhibitors,, any thing like that?
Honestly though I would ask your doctor about certain supplements and antibiotic use.
This is about border line on medical advice which would be best answered by your Dr like Bayne said man.
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Antihero is completely correct. It's not a label saying you must discontinue those products just not use around the time of administration due to the changes in acidity of the stomach which would decrease absorption of Cipro. (I am qualified to say this by the way)
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I came down with some bad stuff while on cycle about two months ago and had to take antibiotics for two weeks. Cipro and something else. I kept taking everything the same except my nighttime multi ZMA. I had to work around anything dairy/whey because when taken with the pills it caused intestinal distress, which was a hassle because I had to take that specific antibiotic 4x a day, the other one twice a day. Oh what a pain the whole thing was. I didn't feel that it complicated the efficacy of any of the supps I was taking but I did have to take it easy and only lifted like 4 times the whole two weeks. There's that for you, take it as you will. Best bet, ask your pharmacist...
Short answer - potentially yes. Your gut microflora has a role in nutrient reclaimation and drug/xenobiotic metabolism and can potentially alter it (paracetamol is one that comes to mind). Manipulating gut bacterial populations with introduction and/or removal of strains is an active area of research for altering drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism and toxicity. This area is relatively unexplored so what and to what extent is not well known.