A 50-year-old member asked:
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on minocycline for my acne and was wondering if i could consume alcohol while on it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Don't drink milk near the time you take your medicine or it may inactivate it. Hope you get a good result. Some physicians will monitor your liver functions while you're doing this.
Answered on Jul 12, 2013
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