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how long after taking antibiotics can one drink alcohol

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
If you: completed antibiotics 4 days ago drinking alcohol today should not affect the antibiotics. However it is better not to drink untill the condition tha ... Read More
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Two days: It is best to wait two days after completing antibiotic to take any alcohol.
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
HOW MUCH?: Are we talking about a beer or a case? A small amount of alcohol is probably not significant. Large amounts are a generally bad idea with or without m ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
When finished: You should not drink with most medications. So when you finish your prescription.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorbtion and efficacy of the antibiotic.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That would only be a problem if you were taking Metronidazole (flagyl) or tinidazole (tindamax).
A 19-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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No interference: Alcohol in moderation rarely interferes with any antibiotic, and won't have any effect on nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®). Don't overdo it, but otherwise n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
No: Light alcohol use while on septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a major concern.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: In moderation. Do not drink alcohol if you are taking flagyll ( Metronidazole ) as that can induce an antibuse like reaction.
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