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is it ok to drink while on antibiotics

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
15 years experience Wound care
Moderate alcohol ok: Alcohol in moderation will not significantly affect cephalexin.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Could decrease effectiveness of antibiotcs
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Within limits, yes: Azithromycin can cause gastrointestinal irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, or cramping, and alcohol could make it worse. For most people, a coupl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I see no reason you can't take a cough suppressant with an antibiotic - not an unusual combination. Good luck.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Most of them: That depends on the antibiotic. It's ok with most of them, but avoid alcohol with Metronidazole (flagyl) and tinidazole (tindamax). When in doubt, ask ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What antibiotics?: If you were not taking Metronidazole (flagyl) you should be ok to drink alcohol.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
It depends : It depends on what drugs, what antibiotics and your health problems.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No wait at all: You don't need to wait at all. Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol. Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's abi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
What's Keller?: Sorry, we have no way of seeing your previous questions and being able to read it with this one. If you are asking if you can drink on antibiotics. N ... Read More

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