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i' am taking clindamycin for an infection that is going to be treated my my dentist. is it okay to drink alcohol?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Clindamycin; EtOH: There are no reported interactions between Clindamycin and alcohol; so you may indulge in moderation. However, if you take other medicines, they may interact with either or both the antibiotic & alcohol. Always best to avoid alcohol when taking any medication since it may irritate the stomach.
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Alcohol can make antibiotics less effective, but before imbibing check with whoever gave you the rx. Also note, before having dental work, that alcohol can promote bleeding.
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
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