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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: katieHaylor on 03/09/2018 14:37:11

Title: Does caffeine affect how fast medicine gets into your system?
Post by: katieHaylor on 03/09/2018 14:37:11
Amanda asks:

Is it true that if you take medicine with a caffeinated beverage that it will get into your system faster?


Can you help?
Title: Re: Does caffeine affect how fast medicine gets into your system?
Post by: tkadm30 on 11/09/2018 01:18:05
Caffeine may alter the effect and efficacy of a lot of pills.

tk

 
Title: Re: Does caffeine affect how fast medicine gets into your system?
Post by: Bored chemist on 11/09/2018 18:54:30
It is quite likely to speed up the removal of some drugs because it's a diuretic.
On the whole, it's complicated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine#Interactions