A 18-year-old female asked:
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is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking decadron (dexamethasone) and penicillin?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake.
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
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