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IMG SURVIVOR
09-04-2006, 11:53 PM
a med student learns that by taking ciprofloxacin he can increase the effects of caffein in coffea by alot (ops forgot the #)times.

Now he plans to do that to study for step 1

Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
Why?



PS: I learn this one the hard way:rolleyes:

MDiva
09-06-2006, 01:34 PM
Caffeine is a diuretic, therefore anything that increases the effects of caffeine will increase the number of times one would have to empty the bladder. Not a good thing to have happen during the USMLE:shock:

st_55
09-09-2006, 11:36 AM
is it just the diuretic issue or is there more to it? does the p450 system have anything to do with it? can someone answer my question please...thanks.







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