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can i drink beer while taking penicillin vi 500mg tablets i'm taking this med for and abscess on my tooth ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No problem...: ...with mild or moderate alcohol intake. A couple of beers won't alter penicillin's effectiveness. But don't get drunk; heavy alcohol use can impair the body's infection fighting mechanisms.
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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