A 19-year-old male asked:
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can i drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic biaxin (clarithromycin)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When checking this: On a drug interaction checker, it indicated that there can be minor, clinically insignificant but unspecified interactions. Should be fine but don't drink to excess.
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
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