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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can i drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: As always, enjoy it wisely.
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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved.
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not recommended: I do not know of a specific interraction, however, when you are sick enough to take an antibiotic, alcohol may worsen your illness with dehydration, nausea, upset stomach, headache, lethargy etc. Drink water or an electrolyte replacement.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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No: If you have strep throat your immune system is fighting a serious organism. Why would you want to shut down your defense system when you need it the most? Be smart and get well first.
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