Whey Protein Drug Interactions

Whey Protein Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when whey protein is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Bisphosphonates
Theoretically, taking a bisphosphonate with whey protein could decrease the absorption (and therefore the effectiveness) of the bisphosphonate. Make sure to separate the two by several hours.
 
Fluoroquinolones
Theoretically, taking a fluoroquinolone with whey protein could decrease the absorption of the fluoroquinolone from the digestive tract. Make sure to separate the two by several hours.
 
Levodopa
Taking levodopa with whey protein could decrease the absorption (and therefore the effectiveness) of levodopa. If you take levodopa, check with your healthcare provider before consuming large amounts of whey protein (such as whey protein supplements or powder).
 
Tetracycline Antibiotics
Theoretically, taking a tetracycline antibiotic with whey protein could decrease the absorption (and therefore the effectiveness) of the antibiotic. Make sure to separate the two by several hours.
 

Final Thoughts on Whey Protein Drug Interactions

It is possible that not every drug interaction with whey protein was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the whey protein interactions that may apply to you.
 
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