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A 42-year-old member asked:

Will i be able to drink alcohol on phenoxymethyl penicillin?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, in moderation: Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol and certainly there is no problem with oral penicillins like Pen VK (phenoxymethyl penicillin). Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection, but alcohol in moderation makes no difference.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to drink alcohol if I am taking phenoxymethyl penicillin?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key.
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