A 21-year-old female asked:
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can i drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends on the antibiotic. In most cases it's ok, but people taking Metronidazole (flagyl) or tinidazole (tindamax) should wait until at least 48 hours after the last dose.
Answered on Nov 9, 2017
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes you can, BUT: it always worries me when people find drinking so important that they need to ask this kind of a question. I would also wonder what kind of infection ... Read More
A 42-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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
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Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorbtion and efficacy of the antibiotic.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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That depends: On the antibiotic and how much you drank.

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