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A 30-year-old member asked:

might it harm me if i stopped my antibiotics for one day/night to have a drink?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Probably nothing: Why would you need to drink alcohol so much that you could not stop drinking until your antibiotic course was completed?

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take just one antibiotic a day?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Full Amount: It is best to take your antibiotics exactly as your physician prescribes. So take the full amount a day, and for the full length of time. If you miss a dose, try to take it as soon as you remember without taking multiple doses at one time. And it is important that even if you're feeling better after a few days-still take the full prescription to make sure you're rid of the infection.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take one antibiotic after another with a two day gap?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Antibiotics: I guess my question is why? Was the first one ineffective? If so - if then no - if the symptoms returned - ie partially treated infection - if its a second round of the first antibiotic - thats not good. But if its being done because the cultures show that the first antibiotic wasn't effective or clinically it wasn't effective there should be no harm - you might have GI upset though.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I have been sick for 8 days and on my second antibiotic and still sick..Is there anything i can do?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: Have a CBC done. That will indicate the nature of your infection. The matching ant and synchronised antihistamine/ mucolytic agent / hydration will help. Assuming you have a urti, which is going around.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Why are antibiotics doses spred out throughout the day why can't it be taken all once?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Blood levels: Taking antibiotics all at once will spike the blood level and then be metabolized and excreted. Taking them over a period of time keeps the blood level constant, allowing the drug to get to the affected area constantly so infection can be eliminated.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to stop my antibiotics for a few days?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not a good idea: Antibiotic resistance of the bacteria can develop if you don't take your antibiotics exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This will make the antibiotic less effective or not work at all and could put your life in danger depending on the situation. If you are taking antibiotics and have some bad side effects then go back to your doctor to see if there is an alternative one they can use.

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