A 34-year-old member asked:
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im currently taking minocycline for my skin. is it bad if i drink alcohol while taking this medicine?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No/Yes: There is no significant interaction of ethanol with minocycline. However, one should drink in moderation with only one to two ounces of liquor per day or equivalent. Your skin wold most likely do better off any ethanol. I woluld recommend you abstain and see the results.
Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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I think so.: Of course, like we always say, in moderation. If you drink enough to lose inhibitions to the other precautions, probably not good idea.
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Dr. Angela Walker
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Drug Overdosing: No. Mixing alcohol and pills of any sort is dangerous and could lead to death. Stop now. Get help. Call a friend and go to the er.

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