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Is it ok to drink while on antibiotics

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 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 38 years experience
Possible: Could decrease effectiveness of antibiotcs
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: I see no reason you can't take a cough suppressant with an antibiotic - not an unusual combination. Good luck.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
What antibiotics?: If you were not taking Metronidazole (flagyl) you should be ok to drink alcohol.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Not likely : If you are severely allergic to Amoxicillin and go into anaphylaxis you might.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Surgery 11 years experience
Do it!: It is safe to do that and should not cause you any problems. In fact it might help you prevent problems from being on antibiotics. The data for this h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
There is no ....: Eye drop that limits your drinking!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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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