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how soon after antibiotics can i drink alcohol

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: On the antibiotic and how much you drank.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Generally it's ok: Whilst many drugs should not be taken with alcohol antibiotics are not usually affected to a significant degree.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ennter an answer sum: Best to avoid alcohol with any antibiotic treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Which antibiotic?: On most, you can actually drink alcohol while taking them, although not a great idea. If you are on Metronidazole (flagyl) you should be off at least ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
What kind infection?: Alcohol impairs the ability of the body to respond to infection, slowing down white blood cells and hurting their ability to eat up and kill germs. In ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Don't drink: It's good not to exceed the current recommendations of 1 drink only for women and 2 for men Should be a maximum of 3 at any given time for women and 4 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not a good idea: Finish the course of medication before drinking again. Mixing alcohol with any medication is generally not a good idea for a variety of reasons.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No time: Flagyl is the medication that is known to have severe issues if you drink alcohol however Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the medication t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Checker reveals that there may be some minor (unspecified) interactions which should not be clinically problematic.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics& Alcohol: In general, it is a good idea to avoid alcohol until you have completed your antibiotic course and are feeling significantly better after an infection ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy postop: Hello, i recommend a return to alcoholic beverages after the tonsil fossas have fully healed. 2 weeks is the recommended timeframe in my practice.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You can as long as: You can as long as you do not drink too much and are not taking any prescription pain killers.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Very short 1/2 life: Clindamycin is out of your system w/in hours of the last pill and there is no danger from the combo in any case. The very important reason NOT to comb ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Deitrick
44 years experience General Surgery
No alcohol: Avoid all alcohol until you have completed the prescribed course of antibiotic.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should not: Alcohol and medications should not be mixed together.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Soon: There is no definite prohibition against drinking alcohol after varicocelectomy other than the interaction of alcohol with any pain medication that yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Why stop?: You're allowed to drink alcohol while taking azithromycin.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: You should not drink while you are taking Macrobid , but next day after you done should not be a problem.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Israel
33 years experience Emergency Medicine
See below: Need to be hydrated. Urine needs to light in color. The darker yellow the more dehydrated you are.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No wait: You could have had alcohol while you were taking it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anytime: No significant interaction between asprin and alcohol. Applaud your concern about interactions

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