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how long after taking antibiotics can I drink

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Alcohol can cause drug interactions with some antibiotics such as Flagyl but it does not interfere with the antibacterial effects of antibiotics.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the antibiotic; for instance, Metronidazole has a horrible interaction with alcohol. Smoking and drinking in general are not good ideas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Depends on the antibiotic and how much time has passed between your last dose and when you plan on drinking. If it has been a few days like you said, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not much.: Some antibiotics may slow down clearance of caffeine from your body, but that means you drink coffee less often, not give it up completely.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Ask your doctor: Usually, healthcare providers recommend avoiding alcohol while on antibiotics medication. However, there is no clear evidence of harm from modest alc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Severe vomiting: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole , Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
2-3 months: Can happen after any antibiotic, some more than others; can happen after short-term use. Moral of story: if you don't need them, don't take them. If ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
1st or 2nd dose: If you have had a treatment with the antibiotic at least once in the past, then an allergic reaction would usually happen on the first or second oral ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Normal urinalysis: Within a week of taking all of the antibiotics for a urinary tract infection the urinalysis should be clear. If it isn't it may mean you have a resist ... Read More

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