A 46-year-old member asked:
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Can you drink alcohol while on antibiotics?

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Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Some antibiotics interact with acohol to give the patient symptoms such as nausea and vomting (flagyl) or flushing, and rash (mefoxitin). Cceck with your doctor or pharmacist.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: There does not appear to be a contraindication which is related to this particular medication. Alcohol in the blood stream has some negative effects ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Wait 24-48: To be safe and to let the antibx work most effectively, wait 24-48 hours, than you can drink etoh in moderation and responsibly only. Best wishes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorbtion and efficacy of the antibiotic.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends: On the antibiotic and how much you drank.

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