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can you drink alcohol while taking biaxin

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When checking this: On a drug interaction checker, it indicated that there can be minor, clinically insignificant but unspecified interactions. Should be fine but don't d ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Most patients who take biaxin (clarithromycin) have some mild to moderate gastrointestinal upset. Alcohol will likely increase an upset stomach. Add ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Interactions: Drugs.Com showed no interaction btwn alcohol and Clarithromycin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
In my opinion, no.: You are taking the biaxin (clarithromycin) for a reason. Alcohol will decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic even if you keep taking it. You n ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The contraindication is with bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but you can have some alcohol if you are taking clarithromycin.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ethanol will not decrease efficacy of clarithromycin, but is not wise to drink when you have infection because it interferes with immune function, par ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant.

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