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A 30-year-old female asked:

can i drink alcohol while taking 500mg three times a day of amoxicillin for an ear infection. and how long will the medicine stay in my system. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends/all week: A drink occasionally will not interfere with the drug. The idea of taking it 3 times a day is to maintain a relatively constant level of the antibiotic in your system for the duration of treatment. After you stop, it is gone in about a day.

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