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can I drink alcohol with augmentin

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Generally decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic. You may need fully recover from the infection and could even create a superbug! you need th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstai ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Out in 1-2 days: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) does not stay in the body for more than 24-48 hours. There is no serious interaction with alcohol after 2-3 da ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: On a number off factors. In general, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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No guarantees: There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Avoid if possible: In general alcohol and medications are not compatible partners , some medications are altered , or rate of absorption is changed , that will compromi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Augmentin- ok: In moderation, a beer while on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin-clavulanate) is ok. Others abx like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience Pain Management
Don't mix the 2.: You are taking a long acting stimulant which does not mix well with alcohol, which is a depressant.Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) may overshadow the norma ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Ethanol: Ethanol with Vitamins basically. Should not be a problem. It also depends on how much alcohol you want to drink.
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