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can you drink alcohol while taking penicillin

A 46-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Within limits of course.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: As always, enjoy it wisely.
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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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Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, n ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: If you have strep throat your immune system is fighting a serious organism. Why would you want to shut down your defense system when you need it the m ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Not a problem.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi, I don’t recommend mixing alcohol with any antibiotic, you can get ugly side effects, and if your getting antibiotic shots you have an infection tr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Per Drugs.com: drug interaction checker - there are no noted interactions btwn penicillin vk and alcohol.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
58 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ALCOHOL IS NOT GOOD.: WHEN YOU ARE TAKING MEDICINE,IT IS ADVISABLE TO AVOID ALCOHOL. PARTICULARLY, MORE THAN ONE DRINK.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alc ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No interaction: But do it in moderation.

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