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could you tell me what happens if you drink alcohol while on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Generally decreases the effectiveness of the antibiotic. You may need fully recover from the infection and could even create a superbug! you need the infection treated, but you do not need the alcohol.
Answered on Nov 4, 2017
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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That depends: On a number off factors. In general, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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No guarantees: There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery a ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
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Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol.
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Yes: Contrary to common belief not all antibiotics interact with alcohol. The medications you asked about in your question are all ok.
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