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is it true that drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics would negate their effects?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Alcohol can cause drug interactions with some antibiotics such as Flagyl but it does not interfere with the antibacterial effects of antibiotics.
Answered on Mar 20, 2016

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Not recommended: Alcohol can decrease the absorbtion and efficacy of the antibiotic.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Depends: That would only be a problem if you were taking Metronidazole (flagyl) or tinidazole (tindamax).

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