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What do you advise if i'm taking besivance (besifloxacin) for a conjunctivitis bacterial infection in my eye. can i drink alcohol?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 49 years experience
Every time I get: this question, nobody ever says "can I have one drink, or drink a six pack." One or two occasional social drinks while being treated for an infection is unlikely to cause problems, but any larger amount or regular drinking is a bad idea. Alcohol impairs our immune function and ability to fight infections, and has drug interactions with a large number of meds, including some antibiotics.

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