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Is it ok to drink while on antibiotics

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 16 years experience
Moderate alcohol ok: Alcohol in moderation will not significantly affect cephalexin.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possible: Could decrease effectiveness of antibiotcs
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: I see no reason you can't take a cough suppressant with an antibiotic - not an unusual combination. Good luck.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
What antibiotics?: If you were not taking Metronidazole (flagyl) you should be ok to drink alcohol.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It depends : It depends on what drugs, what antibiotics and your health problems.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please specify: Which antibiotic or class or antibiotics are you referring to?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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DRINK: Especially if being treated for a uti. Medicine should be taken on a full stomach, 8-10 glasses of water daily.

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