Many antibiotics taken by mouth, including cycloserine, may kill friendly bacteria in the large intestine that produce vitamin K.1 With short-term (a few weeks or less) antibiotic use, the actions on vitamin K are usually mild and cause no problems. After antibiotic therapy is completed, vitamin K activity returns to normal.
Cycloserine may interfere with calcium and magnesium absorption.14 The clinical significance of these interactions is unclear.
Cycloserine may interfere with the absorption and/or activity of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.15, 16 The clinical importance of this interaction is unclear.
The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
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The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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