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

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Alcohol can cause drug interactions with some antibiotics such as Flagyl but it does not interfere with the antibacterial effects of antibiotics.

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Are there side effects to drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics ?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Ask your doctor: Usually, healthcare providers recommend avoiding alcohol while on antibiotics medication. However, there is no clear evidence of harm from modest alcohol intake, always ask your doctor for advice.

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