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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
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 alcohol.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

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Dr. Brian Clear
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Family Medicine 13 years experience
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 as well as interfere with productive rest/sleep. Amox/clav is broken down in part by the liver as is alcohol, so there is certainly potential for harm there especially with excess. I would avoid alcohol until feeling well and off antibiotics.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on both amoxicillin and clavulanate chewing tablets?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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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