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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can i drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work.
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Can i drink alcohol with levofloxacin antibiotic?

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Ennter an answer sum: Best to avoid alcohol with any antibiotic treatment.
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Can you drink alcohol on levofloxacin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Drug interaction: checker on Drugs.Com did not reveal interactions btwn levofloxacin and alcohol. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible.
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