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is it safe to drink alcohol (one or two beers) while on amoxicillin and clavulanate capsules?

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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 as well as interfere with productive rest/sleep. Amox/clav is broken down in part by the liver as is alcohol, so there is certainly potential for harm there especially with excess. I would avoid alcohol until feeling well and off antibiotics.
Answered on Feb 11, 2020

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After: your course of antibiotics is finished AND you feel better! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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