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can i drink beer while taking penicillin?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine.: But if you're taking the penicillin for strep throat, the alcohol probably won't make your throat feel any better, and could make it a little more sore.
Answered on Aug 7, 2015
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It does not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. Drink in moderation or you might forget scheduled doses.
Answered on Jul 4, 2018

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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No problem...: ...with mild or moderate alcohol intake. A couple of beers won't alter penicillin's effectiveness. But don't get drunk; heavy alcohol use can impair t ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
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Sure !: Make sure that it is a good beer though.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No need to wait: There is no problem drinking beer in moderation while taking penicillin.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends: On why you are on pencillin, and how much drinking you are talking about. One can of beer or glass of wine is not going to do harm, but drinking to i ... Read More
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