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is it safe to drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

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Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
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.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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That depends: On a number off factors. In general, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. You need the infection treated, but you do not need the alc ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Clear
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No guarantees: There's no major interaction with alcohol. That being said, when sick (the reason I'm assuming you are taking amox/clav) alcohol can delay recovery a ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
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Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Out in 1-2 days: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) does not stay in the body for more than 24-48 hours. There is no serious interaction with alcohol after 2-3 da ... Read More
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