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can i drink heavily while taking penicillin? or would it be best to wait until after drinking to start taking it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
OK in moderation: There is no interaction between penicillin and alcohol; it should be safe to drink alcohol in moderation. However, alcohol may not be good for the infection being treated. Probably no serious problem if you don't drink heavily, but it would be best to check with the doctor who prescribed it.
Answered on Jan 10, 2018

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Per Drugs.com: drug interaction checker - there are no noted interactions btwn penicillin vk and alcohol.
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