A 49-year-old member asked:
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effects of smoking/drinking while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the antibiotic; for instance, Metronidazole has a horrible interaction with alcohol. Smoking and drinking in general are not good ideas, especially when infected.
Answered on Jan 12, 2017
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